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ἅλμα , τό, (ἅλλομαι)
A.spring, leap, poet.for Prose πήδημα, Od.8.103, 128; . πέτρας, πετραῖον leap or fall from rock, E.HF1148, Ion 1268; “κρημνῶν .Epigr.Gr.225 (Ephesus); “οἰκεῖον . . . ἐπὶ ξίφοςE.Hel.96; κυνῆς . the leap of the lot from the helmet, S.Aj.1287; “κοῦφον ἅλμα ποδῶν ἈχιλῆE.El.439; track of a comet, Arist.Mete.343b23.
2. jumping, asanathletic contest, Simon.153:—in pl., jumping-ground,τῶν . τὴν σκάψιν καὶ ὁμάλιξινBCH23.566 (Delph., iii B. C.).
II. Medic., pulsation, palpitation, of the embryo, Hp.Alim.42; of the heart, Id.Cord.4; f.l. in Pl.Ti.70d.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Euripides, Electra, 439
    • Euripides, Helen, 96
    • Euripides, Heracles, 1148
    • Euripides, Ion, 1268
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.103
    • Plato, Timaeus, 70d
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1287
    • Hippocrates, De alimento, 42
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