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λύχνος , , pl.
A.λύχνοιBatr.180, Ar.Eq.1315, Antiph.70,152, PPetr.2p.72 (iii B. C.): freq. also λύχνα, Hdt.2.62,133, E.Cyc.514 (lyr.), Call.Hec.1.4.11, etc., prob. in Alc.41.1. (Fr. λυκ-sno-, cf. Λύκη):—portable light, lamp, “χρύσεος λ.Od.19.34; λύχνα καίειν, ἀνάπτειν, light lamps, Hdt. ll. cc.; “ἅπτε, παῖ, λ.Ar.Nu.18; λύχνους ἅπτειν to have an illumination, Arr.Epict.2.17.37; “λύχνους ἀποσβέσαιAr.Pl.668; λ. ἀπεσβήκει had been put out, Pl.Smp.218b; περὶ λύχνων ἁφάς about lamp-lighting time, i. e. towards nightfall, Hdt.7.215, D.S.19.31; πάννυχος λ. παρακαίεται lamps are kept burning all night, Hdt.2.130; “καύσεις λύχνωνSammelb.1161.14 (i B. C.); “ἔλαιον ἡμῖν οὐκ ἔνεστ᾽ ἐν τῷ λύχνῳAr.Nu.56; cf. κεράτινος.
2. in pl., οἱ λύχνοι or τὰ λύχνα the lamp-market, οὑκ τῶν λ. ib.1065.
II. a fish, Str. 17.2.4, Hsch.; cf. Lat. lucerna, Plin.HN9.82.
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