Origin of strigil
Examples from the Web for strigil
Beside him, a diminutive figure of a nude boy holding a strigil.
The guttus was a small vessel with a narrow neck adapted for dropping oil on the strigil to lubricate its working edge.
Galen generally followed the teaching of Hippocrates on gymnastics, and wrote a whole book on the merits of using the strigil.
A boy emerging into manhood leaves his petasos and strigil and chlamys to Hermes, the god of games.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)|John Addington Symonds
Tool used at the Palaistra, or wrestling school: in this case the strigil.A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)|Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Word Origin for strigil
"ancient tool for scraping the skin after a bath," 1580s, from Latin strigilis "horse-comb," from stringere (1) "draw along a surface, graze, wound, strip off, rub," from PIE root *streig- (cf. Latin striga "stroke, strike, furrow," stria "furrow, channel;" Old Church Slavonic striga "shear;" Old English stracian "to stroke;" German streichen "to stroke, rub"). Etymologists dispute over whether this is connected to Latin stringere (2), root of strain (v.).