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βακτηρ-ία, ἡ, staff, cane, Ar.Ach.682, Th.8.84, Lys.24.12, X.Eq.11.4, etc.; συκίνη β., = σ. ἐπικουρία (q.v.), Alciphr.1.39, Macar.7.83.

II. wand, as a badge of office, carried by δικασταί, D.18.210; ὁ λαβὼν τὴν β. βαδίζει εἰς τὸ δικαστήριον τὸ ὁμόχρων τῇ β. Arist.Ath.65.2. (Cf. Lat. baculum, imbēcillus, OIr. bacc 'crook, curved stick'.)