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ῥυ_τήρ (A), ῆρος, , (ἐρύω (A)) who draws or stretches, . βιοῦ, ὀϊστῶν, drawer of the bow, of arrows, Od.21.173, 18.262.
2. strap by which one holds a horse, rein, Il.16.475 (pl.); σπεύδειν ἀπὸ ῥυτῆρος with loose rein, at full gallop, S.OC900; “ἀπὸ . ἐλαύνειν τοὺς ἵππουςD.H.4.85, cf. 11.33, D.S.19.26 (Phryn.PSp.41 B. expl. ἀπὸ . by ἄνευ χαλινοῦ): “ῥυτῆρα χαλινόνPancrat.Oxy.1085.4; “χαλινὸν . . ἔχον ῥυτῆραςPCair.Zen.659.11 (iii B.C.).
b. strap to flog with, D.19.197, Aeschin.2.157, cf. S.Aj.241 (anap.), Fr.501.
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