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κώπ-η , ,
A.handle (v. fin.); esp.
1. handle of an oar, Hsch.: hence, the oar itself (not in Il.), “ἐμβαλέειν κώπῃςOd.9.489; “κώπῃσιν ἁλὸς ῥηγμῖνα . . τύπτετε12.214, cf. Sapph.120, etc.; “οἱ τὰς κ. ξύοντεςThphr. HP5.1.6, cf. κωποξύστης; κώπαν σχάσον, metaph., 'stay thy hand', Pi.P.10.51; νερτέρᾳ προσήμενος κώπῃ, = θαλαμίτης, metaph., of a man of low rank, A.Ag.1618; “πομπίμοις κώπαις ἐρέσσωνS.Tr.561; παραπέμπειν ἐφ᾽ ἕνδεκα κώπαις, a prov. of dub. origin, meaning 'to escort with all the honours', Ar.Eq.546, cf. Eust.1540.44, Suid. s.v. ἐφ᾽ ἕνδεκα; κώπαισι πλεῖν take to the oars, when the wind fails, Men. 241; “κώπαις ποιεῖσθαι τὸν πλοῦνArist.IA710a19: poet., to express ships, κλεινᾷ σὺν κώπᾳ, of Agamemnon's fleet, E.IT140 (lyr.), cf. Hel.1272, 1452 (lyr.).
4. haft of a torch, E.Cyc.484 (anap.).
5. handle or spoke by which a mill is turned, PSI5.530.10 (iii B.C.), Agatharch.26, PRyl.167.11 (i A.D.), Luc.Asin.42.
6. haft of a whip, Hsch.s.v. Κερκυραία μάστιξ.
7. pl., spars or bars used in building-operations, IG12.313.135. (Cf.Lat. cap-io, Engl.haft, etc.)
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