Strigil Strig"il, n. [L. strigilis, from stringere to graze, scrape.] (Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) An instrument of metal, ivory, etc., used for scraping the skin at the bath. [1913 Webster]

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  • strigil — STRIGÍL s. n. 1. raclor cu care romanii râcâiau murdăria de pe piele după întrecerile sportive sau în timpul băii. 2. canelură în formă de strigil (1), motiv decorativ frecvent mai ales pe sarcofage. (< fr. strigile, lat. strigilis) Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • strigil — (n.) ancient tool for scraping the skin after a bath, 1580s, from L. strigilis horse comb, from stringere (1) draw along a surface, graze, wound, strip off, rub, from PIE root *streig (Cf. L. striga stroke, strike, furrow, stria furrow, channel;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • strigil — strìgīl m <G strigíla> DEFINICIJA pov. brončana ili željezna strugalica kojom su antički atlete s tijela skidali prljavštinu ETIMOLOGIJA lat. strigilis …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • strigil — [strij′əl] n. [L strigilis: see STRIKE] an instrument of bone, metal, etc. used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping the skin during a bath …   English World dictionary

  • Strigil — A strigil was a small, curved, metal tool used in ancient Greece and Rome to scrape dirt and sweat from the body before effective soaps became available. First perfumed oil was applied to the skin, and then it would be scraped off, along with the …   Wikipedia

  • strigil — noun Etymology: Latin strigilis; akin to Latin stringere to touch lightly Date: 1581 an instrument used by ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping moisture off the skin after bathing or exercising …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strigil — n. [L. strigilis, scraper] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. A curved structure at the apex of the fore tibia of many insects that functions as a scraper, a tibial comb or antenna cleaner. 2. In some Hemiptera, a currycomb like structure situated on the… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • strigil — strigilate /strij euh lit, layt /, adj. /strij euhl/, n. an instrument with a curved blade, used esp. by the ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping the skin at the bath and in the gymnasium. [1575 85; < L strigilis, akin to stringere to touch… …   Universalium

  • strigil — noun a grooming tool used to scrape away dead skin, oil, dirt, etc …   Wiktionary

  • STRIGIL —    See ATHLETICS …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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