The Strigilis , ( ancient Greek στλεγγίς stlengís , German ' stripe iron ' ; related to Latin stringere , "strike", and German " Striegel ") also called a scraper , was a scraping instrument and sports device that was used in antiquity , with which to exercise or visit the sweat bath oil, sweat and dust were scraped off the body. It consisted of a handle and a curved, concave front part made of bronze or iron. Usually, together with a sponge and ointment vessels such as alabastra or aryballoi, she formed sets that the athletes could use to oil themselves before doing sporting exercises and then to clean them.
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- Karl Ernst Georges : Comprehensive Latin-German concise dictionary . 8th, improved and increased edition. Hahnsche Buchhandlung, Hannover 1918 ( zeno.org [accessed on January 9, 2020] dictionary entry “strigilis”).
- Wilhelm Pape , Max Sengebusch (arrangement): Concise dictionary of the Greek language . 3rd edition, 6th impression. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1914 ( zeno.org [accessed on January 9, 2020]).
- Friedrich Kluge , Alfred Götze : Etymological dictionary of the German language . 20th edition. Edited by Walther Mitzka , De Gruyter, Berlin / New York 1967; Reprint (“21st unchanged edition”) ibid 1975, ISBN 3-11-005709-3 , p. 757 (in the Striegel article ).