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κλείς , , gen. κλειδός; Att.acc.κλεῖν, v.infr.1.3, 111, later
A.κλεῖδαAP 6.306 (Aristo), Plu.Art.9: pl.κλεῖδες, κλεῖδας, contr.κλεῖς, v. infr. 111, dat. “κλεισίνPl.Ax.371b:—Ion. κληΐς [ι_], κληῗδος, κληῗδα, etc. (Hom. uses only the Ion. form):—Dor. κλα_ΐς , κλαΐδος [ι^] Simon.23, Pi.P.9.39; but acc. pl. κλα_ῗδας ib.8.4; acc. κλαῖδα or “κλᾷδαCall.Cer.45; cf. κλᾴξ:—Aeol. κλᾶϊς (κλαῖς cod.): μοχλός, Hsch.; κλάϊς acc. κλάϊν Et.Gud.ap.Schaefer Greg.Cor.p.584: pl. κλᾷδες ῾κλᾶδες cod.): ζυγά, Hsch.:—old Att. κλῄς , κλῇδος, acc. “κλῇδαE.Med.212 (anap.), 661 (lyr.): κλείς and κλῄς in the same Att. Inscr., IG22.1414.44 and 47. (κλα_ϝι_ς, cf. Lat. clavis, claudo.)
3. later, key, “τὴν κλεῖν ἐφέλκεταιLys.1.13; κλεῖν παρακλείδιον a false key, Pl.Com.77: pl., “κλῇδας οἶδα δώματοςA.Eu.827, cf.E.Ba.448; “Λακωνικὴ κ.Men.343; “κυριεύσοντα τῶν κ.OGI229.56 (Smyrna, iii B.C.); of a sacred key carried in processions, SIG900.14 (Panamara, iv A.D.), 996.24 (Smyrna, perh. i A.D.).
II. hook or tongue of a clasp, Od.18.294.
2. stop-cock, Hero Spir.1.25.
III. collar-bone, prob. so called from its hook shape (v. supr. 1.2), Hom. (only in Il.), “ὅθι κληῒς ἀποέργει αὐχένα τε στῆθός τε8.325; “κληῗδα παρ᾽ ὦμον πλῆξ᾽, ἀπὸ δ᾽ αὐχένος ὦμον ἐέργαθεν ἠδ᾽ ἀπὸ νώτου5.146; “ κληῗδες ἀπ᾽ ὤμων αὐχέν᾽ ἔχουσι22.324, cf. Hp.Aër.7, Art.13; “πᾳῖσον ἐμᾶς ὑπὸ κλῇδοςS.Tr.1035; “τὴν κλεῖν συνετρίβηνAnd.1.61; “τὴν κλεῖν κατεαγώςD.18.67: pl., Diog. Apoll.6, etc.; “τὰ πλάγια καὶ τὰς κλεῖδαςArist.HA513b35; αἱ κλεῖδες (v.l. κλεῖς καὶ αἱ πλευραί, of the crocodile, ib.516a28; κλεῖδες ὀπταί roast shoulder-bones of the tunny (with play on 1.3, visible keys, opp. κρυπταὶ κλεῖδες of the Laconians), Aristopho 7.2, cf. Diph.Siph. ap. Ath.8.357a.
V. of promontories, straits, etc., Κληῗδες or “Κληΐδες τῆς ΚύπρουHdt.5.108, cf.Str.14.6.3; πόντου κλῇδ', of the Bosporus, E.Med.212 (lyr.).
VI. in pl., sacred chaplets, Id.Tr.256 (anap.) (Ephes., acc. to Hsch.).
VII. in versification, clausula, cadence, Sch.Ar.Pax1127.
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