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ἅμμα , ατος, τό, (ἅπτω)
A.anything tied or made to tie: hence,
2. noose, halter, E.Hipp.781.
3. cord, Id.Ba.696, cf. Hp.Steril.244, etc.; . παρθενίας maiden girdle, AP7.182 (Mel.), cf. 164 (Antip.), imitated in Epigr.Gr.248.8 (Philomelium).
4. link of chain, Them.Or.2.32d.
5. in pl., clinches in wrestling, Gal. 6.143, cf. Plu.Fab.23; of the wrestler's arms, Id.Alc.2.
6. measure of length (like our chain), = 40 πήχεις, Hero *Geom.23.14, al., POxy.669 (iii A.D.).
II. that which kindles, Ph.2.504.
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    • Euripides, Bacchae, 696
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 781
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.98
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 5.1
    • Hippocrates, De fistulis, 4
    • Plutarch, Alcibiades, 2
    • Plutarch, Fabius Maximus, 23
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