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Ὁ δ' ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ -> The unexamined life is not worth living
Plato, Apology of Socrates 38a

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Shell of an egg: V. ὄστρακον, τό (Aesch., Frag.), Ar. λεπίς, ἡ.

A white egg-shell: V. τεῦχος νεοσσῶν λευκόν (Eur., Hel. 258).

Having just come out of the shell: V. ἄρτι γυμνὸς ὀστράκων (Aesch., Frag.).

Of a tortoise: Ar. δέρμα, τό.

Of a fish: P. and V. ὄστρειον, τό.

Husk: Ar. and P. λέμμα, τό; see husk.

Shell trumpet: V. κόχλος, ὁ.

Met., cover, case: Ar. and P. ἔλυτρον, τό (Plat.), P. and V. κύτος, τό.

Shell fish: P. and V. ὄστρειον, τό (Aesch., Frag.), Ar. and P. κόγχη, ἡ (Xen.), V. μῦς, ὁ (Aesch., Frag.), κόγχος, ὁ (Aesch., Frag.).