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ἀγκύλ-η [υ^], , α^γκος) properly, ἀγκάλη, bend of the arm or wrist, ἀπ̓ ἀγκύλης ἱέναι, a phrase descriptive of the way in which the cottabus was thrown, B.Fr.13.2, cf. Hsch.; “ἀπ̓ ἀγκύλης ζησι λάταγαςCratin.273; wrongly expl. as cup, Ath.11.782d.
2. bend of the knee, ham, Philostr.Im.2.6, Sch.Il.23.726.
3. joint bent and stiffened by disease, Hp.Liqu.6, cf.Poll.4.196.
II. loop, noose,πλεκτὰς ἀγκύλαςE.IT1408; in the leash of a hound, X.Cyn.6.1; in bandages, Gal.18(1).790; in torsion-engines, Hero Bel.83.1.
2. thong of a javelin, by which it was hurled, Str.4.4.3; hence, the javelin itself, E.Or.1476, cf. Plu.Phil.6; “δι᾽ ἀγκυλῶν ἱππόταιThem. Or.21.256d.
3. bow-string,. χρυσόστροΦοιS.OT203.
4. ἀγκύλη τῆς ἐμβάδος sandal-thong, Alex.31.
5. curtain-ring, hook, LXX Ex.38.1836.34), al.; hook for a door, IG11(2).165.11, al. (Delos, iii B.C.).
6. sides of the κεραία, Poll.1.91.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 1408
    • Euripides, Orestes, 1476
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.726
    • Old Testament, Exodus, 38.18
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 203
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 6.1
    • Strabo, Geography, 4.4.3
    • Old Testament, Exodus, 36.34
    • Plutarch, Philopoemen, 6
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