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ἁψίς , Ep. and Ion. ἀψίς , ῖδος, , (ἅπτω)
A.loop, mesh, such as form a net, “ἀψῖσι λίνουIl.5.487; “ἁψῖδεςnets, A.R.3.138, Opp.H.4.146.
2. felloe of a wheel, Hes.Op.426, PLG3.740; the wheel itself, Hdt.4.72, E.Hipp.1233; κύκλος ἁψῖδος the potter's wheel, APl.4.191 (Nicaenet.).
3. in Archit., dowel-pin, IG11(2).161A70 (De<*>los, iii B. C.).
4. disk, τὴν ἡμερίαν ἁψῖδα, of the sun, E.Ion 88; segment cut off by rainbow, Arist.Mete.371b28, cf. Poet. ap. Plu.2.103f.
5. arch or vault (cf. “ψαλίς11), “ἐπὶ τὴν ὑπουράνιον ἁψῖδαPl.Phdr.247b, cf. Suid. s.v. αἰθεροβατεῖν, Epigr.Gr.1078 (Adana), IGRom.3.975, PMag.Lond.46.41; “κατὰ τὴν ἁψῖδα ποτώμενοςLuc.Bis Acc.33; triumphal arch, D.C.53.22,26, etc.: metaph., “κάμπτειν ἐπῶν ἁψῖδαςAr.Th. 53.
b. σελάνας ἐς δεκάταν ἁψῖδα in the moon's tenth orbit, i. e. the tenth month, Hymn.Is.38.
c. ἀνωτάτω . θεάτρου uppermost tier, D.C.61.17. (ἅψι?́δα in late Poets, Epigr.Gr.440.9,445.4.)
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