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ἕλκος , εος, τό,
A.wound, Il.4.190, al. (never in Od.), Pi.P.2.91, E.Tr. 1232 (pl.), etc.
2. festering wound, sore, ulcer, . ὕδρου the festering bite of a serpent, Il.2.723; plague-ulcer, Th.2.49, X.Eq.5.1, etc. (Gal. 10.232 defines . as τῆς συνεχείας λύσις ἐν σαρκώδει μορίῳ, and both 1.1 and 1.2 are treated in Hp.Ulc.; . is applied to amputations in Art.68.)
II. metaph., wound, loss, Sol.4.17, S.Ant.652,al.; “. δήμιονA.Ag.640; ὑποκάρδιον . Theoc.11.15; “γίγνεται . ἐφ᾽ ἕλκειLib.Ep.1063.6. (Orig. Ε῎λκος, cf. Lat.ulcus, Skt.árśas (n.) 'haemorrhoid': ἕ- by influence of ἕλκω.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 640
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 1232
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.190
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.723
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 652
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.49
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 5.1
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 68
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