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ἀγκύλος [υ^], η, ον, (ἄγκος
A.crooked, curved,τόξαIl.5.209, Od.21.264, etc.; “ἅρμαIl.6.39; “κάλαμοςTheoc.21.47; of the eagle, “ἀγκύλον κάραbeaked, Pi.P.1.8; . ἐκ τῶν ὀδόντων Ant. Lib.22.6; of greedy fingers, hooked, Ar.Eq.205; of the movement of a snake, “. ἕρπωνD.P.123.
II. metaph.,
1. of style, intricate, Luc.Bis Acc. 21; “ἐριστικὸς καὶ . τὴν γλῶσσανcatchy, Alciphr.3.64; in good sense, terse, D.H.Th.25(Comp.). Adv. “-λωσιβ.31;intricately, Procl. in Prm. p.525 S., Dam.Pr.187.
2. wily, crafty, Lyc.344; “-ώτεραι ἐνέδραιArchig. ap. Orib.8.2.24.
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    • Aristophanes, Knights, 205
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.39
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.209
    • Homer, Odyssey, 21.264
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Thucydide, 25
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