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phĭlyra and phĭlŭra , ae, f., = φιλύρα,
I.the linden-tree (pure Lat. tilia): “rari (libri) in philyrae cortice subnotati,Mart. Cap. 2, § 136.—
II. Transf.
A. The inner bark of the linden-tree, of which bands for chaplets were made: “displicent nexae philyris coronae,Hor. C. 1, 38, 2; Ov. F. 5, 337; Plin. 16, 14, 25, § 65; 19, 2, 9, § 31.—
B. A sheet of the inner bark of the linden-tree prepared for writing upon, a writing-tablet, Dig. 32, 1, 52 prooem.—
C. The skin or rind of the papyrus, Plin. 13, 11, 23, § 74.
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