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ὠλήν , ένος, , collat. form of ὠλένη,
A.= βραχίων, Suid. s.vv. ὠλένη (where gen. ὠλῆνος) and ὠλήν: esp. in sense mat (cf. “ὠλένη3), “ἐὰν ἐκ τῆς καλάμης ὠλένας ποιήσας κύκλῳ περὶ τοὺς σιροὺς περιτείνῃς αὐτούςPh.Bel.88.4 (cf. ὄλινοι: κριθῆς δεσμοί, Hsch.): ὠλένων δορωσίμων mentioned in brick-building accounts, PPetr.3p.139 (iii. B.C.); also fem., “τὰς ὠλένας τοῦ ἐλαιουργίου διπλᾶς ποίησονPFay.110.29 (i A. D.), cf. Jahresh.26 Beibl.54 (Ephes., i A. D., ὀλένας lapis): they were straw mats used to bind together layers of bricks, καλαμίδας τὰς νῦν λεγομένας ὠλένας, ἐπεὶ ἀπὸ καλάμων γίνονται, τοὺς θηλυκοὺς καλάμους τοὺς πρὸς σύνδεσμον τῶν πλινθίνων καταστρωμάτων τῆς οἰκοδομίας (AB 269, cf. EM485.30): ὠλένες in pl. = matting for a roof, Hsch. s.v. κόνυζα (ὠλένων cod., rightly).
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