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ψόα or ψύα , , more freq. in pl. ψόαι or ψύαι,
A.muscles of the loins (cf. ἀλώπηξ IV), Hp.Art.45 (ψύας codd.MV), Nat.Hom.11 (ψόας), cf. Oss. 18 (ψύαν), Morb.Sacr.3 (ψύην), and LXX Le.3.9, 2 Ki.2.23, Ps.37(38).8, al.; “ψύαιEuphro 7, Clearch.72, Aret.CD2.3 (but “ψόαιId.SD2.3); acc. pl. ψοιάς (v.l. ψύας, ψυάς) Polybus ap.Arist.HA512b21: “ψόαLXX Le. l.c. and three times in cod. Vat. of 2 Ki. (cod.Alex. ψοία; ψύαι Ps. l.c. (corrupted to ψυχή): acc. pl. ψόας in Bilabel “Ὀψαρτ.p.11:—Hsch. has ψίαι, ψειαί, and ψυῖαι, also φοῦαι and ψύλλες: the word in all its spellings is declared un-Attic by Phryn.269, Phot.; the form ψύη was recognized by Irenaeus ap. Orion.col.168. [υ^ in ψύαι, Euphro l. c.; but υ_ in an Epic Fragm. in Ath.9.399a, ψύας ἔγχεϊ νύξε, where perh. ψοίας shd. be written.]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Old Testament, 2 Samuel, 2.23
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 11
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 45
    • Hippocrates, De morbo sacro, 3
    • Aretaeus, De curatione diuturnorum morborum libri duo, 2.3
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 2.3
    • Old Testament, Leviticus, 3.9
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