from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An organ on the first tarsal joint of a bee's fore leg, used to curry or clean the antennæ; a curry-comb: so called on account of the fringe of stiff hairs.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
You will find that on the edge of your strigilis a substance builds up-rather oily, but having the consistency of cheese curds.
Of these a rose is the most common, and a strigilis may be seen on folio 61.
Latin strigilis, a flesh-scraper; an instrument used in the bath for cleansing the skin.
The sense of _strigilis_ is supported by Suidas; see Sturz's
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