Smiris

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Smiris grece lapis asperrimus quo alii parantur lapides.


Apparatus:

asperrimus A | asperimus (-mus ef) C ef | asperĩus B

lapides om. f


Translation:

Smiris {"emery"} is a very abrasive stone with which other stones are ground and polished.


Commentary:

Cf. Greek σμύρις /smýris/, variants /σμίρις /smirís/ and σμιρίς /smirís/, means "emery powder, used by lapidaries" (LSJ). The etymology of this word is disputed.

For further information on the mineral emery see e.g.[[1]] and [[2]].

See also: Sumbedhigi, Almesu, Lapis sumbedig, Hager sumbedhigi


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