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κεραία , poet. κεν-αίη , , (κέρας)
A.horn, Nic.Th.36, Opp.C.3.476.
2. antennae of the crayfish or of insects, Arist.HA526a6. 532a26.
II. anything projecting like a horn: hence,
1. yard-arm, A.Eu.557 (lyr.), Th.7.41, IG22.657, 1604.17, PMagd.11.4 (iii B.C.), etc.; κ. καθελέσθαι, ὑφιέναι, i.e.lower sail, Plb.14.10.11, Plu.2.169b; opp. “ἐντείνασθαιCall. Fr.anon.382; ἀπὸ ψιλῆς τῆς κ. 'under bare poles', Luc.Tox.19.
b. projecting beam of a crane, etc., Th.2.76, cf.4.100, IG11(2).161 A90 (Delos, iii B. C.), Ph.Bel.100.18, Plb.8.5.10, Arr.An.2.19.2.
c. projecting parts of the hucklebone, Arist.HA499b30.
d. branching stake of wood, used as a pale in a palisade, Plb.18.18.7, App.BC4.78.
e. horns of the ancilia, Plu.Num.13.
2. pl., horns of the moon, Arat.785,790.
3. in writing, apex of a letter, IG2.4321.10 (iv B.C.), A.D.Synt.28.27, cf. Ev.Matt.5.18, Ev.Luc.16.17, Antyll. ap.Orib.45.57.4; “ζυγομαχεῖν περὶ συλλαβῶν καὶ κ.Plu.2.1100a; διὰ πάσης κ. διῆκον showing itself in every word of a speech, D.H.Din. 7.
4. leg of a pair of compasses, S.E.M.10.54.
5. projecting spur of a mountain, Plu.Cat.Ma.13; of the horns of Europe and Africa at the Straits of Gibraltar, AP4.3b.40 (Agath.); arms of a harbour, Philostr.VS1.21.2.
6. = κέρας v. 3, wing of an army, Hld.9.20.
7. pl., supposed teat-like projections inside the womb, Diocl.Fr.27; but the Fallopian tubes, Gal.UP14.11, Ruf.Onom. 194.
III. bow made of horn, AP6.75 (Paul.Sil.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (15):
    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 557
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.41
    • Polybius, Histories, 14.10.11
    • Polybius, Histories, 18.18.7
    • Polybius, Histories, 8.5.10
    • New Testament, Luke, 16.17
    • New Testament, Matthew, 5.18
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.76
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.100
    • Plutarch, Marcus Cato, 13
    • Plutarch, Numa, 13
    • Lucian, Toxaris vel amicitia, 19
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 2.19.2
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Dinarcho, 7
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Lives of the Sophists, 1.21.2
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