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Headword: *ki/sshris
Adler number: kappa,1670
Translated headword: pumice-stone
Vetting Status: high
"A dry porous rock of the sea."[1] And elsewhere: "and a jagged rock, an ornament sharpening reeds well."[2]
Greek Original:
*ki/sshris. au)xmhro\n po/ntou trhmato/enta li/qon. kai\ au)=qis: trhxale/hn te li/qon, dona/kwn eu)qhge/a ko/smon.
On this headword see generally LSJ s.v. ki/shris (sic: the double sigma spelling, as here, is castigated as erroneous).
[1] Greek Anthology 6.62.4 (Philip of Thessalonica), immediately following a mention of pumice-stone in line 3, in a listing of scribes' tools; cf. already at theta 386.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.63.5 (Damocharis), likewise listing scribes' tools.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; geography; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 24 November 2008@18:47:58.
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David Whitehead (keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 November 2008@03:52:17.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 25 February 2013@08:45:59.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes) on 6 December 2018@11:30:10.
Ronald Allen (typo n.1) on 23 June 2019@22:22:25.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 24 August 2019@00:58:05.


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