Definition of Strigil

1. n. An instrument of metal, ivory, etc., used for scraping the skin at the bath.

Definition of Strigil

1. Noun. a grooming tool used to scrape away dead skin, oil, dirt, etc. ¹

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Definition of Strigil

1. a scraping instrument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strigil

stridulous
stridulously
strife
strife-ridden
strifeful
strifeless
strifes
strift
strifts
strig
striga
strigae
strigate
strigged
strigging
strigillose
strigils
strigine
strigments
strigolactone
strigolactones
strigose
strigous
strigs
strike
strike-breaking
strike-slip fault
strike a balance

Literary usage of Strigil

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1. A Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases in the British Museum by Samuel Birch, Charles Thomas Newton (1870)
"in his right hand a strigil, in his left a palm or laurel branch ; he is beardless; from his arms hangs a chlamys; the Nike has her hair bound with a broad ..."

2. Descriptive Catalogue of a Cabinet of Roman Family Coins Belonging to His by William Henry Smyth (1856)
"A naked man running towards the right, with a palm-branch in his right hand, and an unlaced cistus in his left; under him a strigil. ..."

3. A Guide to the Exhibition Illustrating Greek and Roman Life by British Museum, Cecil Harcourt- Smith, Henry Beauchamp Walters, Edgar John Forsdyke, F. H. Marshall (1908)
"After perspiring there he was to pour hot, warm, and cold water alternately over his head, then to scrape himself with the strigil, and finally to anoint ..."

4. A Guide to the Exhibition Illustrating Greek and Roman Life by British Museum, Cecil Harcourt- Smith, Henry Beauchamp Walters, Edgar John Forsdyke, F. H. Marshall (1908)
"Of these the strigil is most important. It was a curved piece of metal, usually bronze, but sometimes iron, employed by athletes for removing dust and oil ..."

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