Λυδία λίθος -> Lydian stone, touchstone, siliceous stone used to assay gold, magnet

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Λυδία λίθος, ἡ (Soph., Fragment)
So says Woodhouse magnet - Ancient Greek (LSJ)

Λυδία λίθος, ἡ, a siliceous stone used to assay gold, and first discovered in Lydia, elsewhere βάσανος; Λυδία γὰρ λίθος μανύει χρυσόν ("for the Lydian stone reveals gold," Stobaeus Book 3, chapter 11, section 19, line 3); also Λ. πέτρη Theoc.12.36; and ἡ Λ. Anon. in An.Ox.3.216; Λ. λίθος, of the magnet
Λύδιος - Ancient Greek (LSJ)
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