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(βύσσος, prob.=Akkad. būṣu, Hebrew būṣ), a conspicuously fine fibre, normally of plant origin. Aeschylus (Septem contra Thebas 1039; Persae 125) mentions fine tunics of βύσσος, probably linen (flax) in this ...

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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