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ἀγκών , ῶνος, ,
3. bend in animals' legs, X.Cyn.4.1.
II. any nook or bend, as the angle of a wall, “ἀγκὼν τείχεοςIl.16.702, cf. Hdt.1.180; bend, bay of a river, Id.2.99; “ἕσπεροι ἀγκῶνεςS.Aj.805; headlands which form a bay, Str.12.8.19; ἀγκῶνες κιθάρας ribs which support the horns of the cithara, Semus I, Hsch.; ends of stomach-bow, Hero Bel.78.4; arms of torsion-engine, Ph.Bel.53.40, al., HeroBel.81.9; cross-bar of same, Bito 49.12; arm of throne or chair, LXX 2 Ch.9.18, Cael.Aur. TP2.1; perh. clamp, PPetr.3p.144.
2. kind of vase, Artem.1.74, cf. Sammelb.4292.
III. prov., γλυκὺς . used κατ᾽ ἀντίΦρασιν of a difficulty, Pl.Phdr.257d, Clearch.6; expl. by Sch.Pl. l. c., Zen.2.92, Ath.12.516a, from a long bend or reach in the Nile; but apptly. = παραγκάλισμα, thing to be embraced, treasure, Pl Com.178; also = ἀβρότονον, Dsc.3.24. (For the Root v. ἄγκος.
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    • Demosthenes, Against Conon, 9
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.180
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.99
    • Homer, Odyssey, 14.485
    • Homer, Odyssey, 14.494
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 257d
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 805
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1237
    • Strabo, Geography, 12.8.19
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 4.1
    • Homer, Iliad, 10.80
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.702
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.479
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.582
    • Old Testament, 2 Chronicles, 9.18
    • Lucian, Lexiphanes, 6
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