πορνίον

spiros

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LSJ give "Dim. of Πορνίον" but this word is nowhere to be found. Middle Liddell gives "Dim. of πόρνη".

τό, Dim. of foreg., Ar.(v. infr.), etc. [πορνῐδῐον, Ar.Nu.997, Men. Pk.150, Com.Adesp.120, but -ῑδῐον (Dim. of Πορνίον), Ar.Ra. 1301.]
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Υou're right, the word is attested nowhere in ancient Greek.  The latest LSJ has an asterisk before an uncapitalized πορνίον ["(Dim. of *πορνίον)"], indicating that the word is not to be found anywhere but in the imagination of the Oxford boys.  I would ignore it.



 

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