Definition of Psammon

1. a group of microorganisms living in waterlogged sands [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psammon

psalteria
psalterial
psalteries
psalterium
psalters
psaltery
psaltries
psaltry
psammite
psammites
psammitic
psammology
psammoma
psammomas
psammomatous
psammon (current term)
psammons
psammophile
psammophiles
psammophilous
psammophyte
psammophytes
psammosere
psammoseres
psarolite
psarolites
psc
pschent
pschents
psellism

Literary usage of Psammon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarchos, Donato Acciaiuoli (1895)
"It is said also, that he heard psammon the philosopher in Egypt, and that he liked his wordes very well, when he saide that god was king of all mortali men ..."

2. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch, John Dryden, Arthur Hugh Clough (1885)
"Among the sayings of one psammon, a philosopher, whom he heard in Egypt, he most approved of this, that all men are governed by God, because in every thing, ..."

3. Plutarch's Lives: The Translation Called Drydens's by Plutarch (1885)
"Among the sayings of one psammon, a philosopher, whom he heard in Egypt, he most approved of this, that all men are governed by God, because in every thing, ..."

4. Plutarch's Lives: The Translation Called Dryden's by Plutarch, John Dryden (1895)
"Among the sayings of one psammon, a philosopher, whom he heard in Egypt, he most approved of this, that all men are governed by God, because in every thing, ..."

5. Alexander the Great: The Merging of East and West in Universal History by Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1900)
"Plutarch's remarks are in point here: " He is said, in listening to the philosopher psammon in Egypt, to have been most pleased with this remark of his ..."

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