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ζωστήρ , ῆρος, , (ζώννυμι) in Il. always
A.a warrior's belt, prob. of leather covered with metal plates, “ὅθι ζωστῆρος ὀχῆες χρύσειοι σύνεχον4.132; δαιδάλεος, παναίολος, ib.135,186; “φοίνικι φαεινός7.305, cf. Hdt.9.74, S.Aj.1030; of an Amazon, Pi.Fr.172: in Od., a swineherd's belt, 14.72, cf. Theoc.7.18,26.17.
II. later,= ζώνη, a woman's girdle, Paus.1.31.1: metaph., of the encircling sea, “νῆσοι . . , ἃς . . ζ. Αἰγαίου κύματος ἐντὸς ἔχειAP9.421 (Antip. Thess.); ὠκεανὸς ἀτλαντικὸς ζ. Secund.Sent.2.
III. anything that goes round like a girdle:
1. stripe marking certain height in the ship, Hld.1.1.
2. grass-wrack, Posidonia oceanica, Thphr.HP4.6.2, Plin.HN13.135.
3. = ζώνη 111.4, ib.26.121.
IV. name of a cape on the west coast of Attica, Hdt.8.107, Hyp.Fr.67, etc.
2. epith. of Apollo at Zoster, AB261(sed leg. Ζωστήριος).
V. ζωστῆρες Ἐνυοῦς, of warriors, Call.Ap.85.
VI. name of a πηγή in the Chaldaean system, Dam.Pr.96.
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