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κόραξ , α^κος, ,
A.raven, Corvus corax (not in Hom.); πάντα τάδ᾽ ἐν κοράκεσσι καὶ ἐν φθόρῳ 'food for crows', Thgn.833; “κόρακες ὣς ἄκραντα γαρύετον Διὸς πρὸς ὄρνιχα θεῖονPi.O.2.87; “ἐπὶ σώματος δίκαν κόρακος . . σταθεῖσαA.Ag.1473(lyr.); “κόρακες ὥστε βωμῶν ἀλέγοντες οὐδένId.Supp.751 (lyr.); “κόραξι καὶ λύκοις χαρίζεσθαιLuc. Tim.8; in imprecations, ἐς κόρακας 'go and be hanged', Ar.V.852, 982; “βάλλ᾽ ἐς κ.Id.Nu.133; “ἀπόφερ᾽ ἐς κ.Id.Pax1221; οὐκ ἐς κ. ἐρρήσετε; ib.500; “ἔρρ᾽ ἐς κ.Pherecr.70; “πλείτω ἐς κ.Ar.Eq.1314; οὐκ ἐς κ. ἀποφθερεῖ; Id.Nu. 789; “ἐς κ. οἰχήσεταιId.V.51; “ἐξελῶ σ᾽ ἐς κ. ἐκ τῆς οἰκίαςId.Nu.123; “ἐς κ. ἔρρειν ἐκ τῆς ἈττικῆςAlex.94.5: as a prophet of bad weather, Arist.Fr.253, Thphr Sign.16, Plu.2.129a, etc.; of fair weather, Arat.1003, Gp.1.2.6, etc.; λευκὸς κ., prov. of something unheard of, AP11.417, Luc.Epigr.43; but white ravens are mentioned by Arist. HA519a6.
2. cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, ib.593b18.
3. the constellation Corvus, Arat.449, Ptol.Tetr.27, etc.
4. title of a grade in the mysteries of Mithras, Porph.Abst.4.16.
II. anything hooked or pointed like a raven's beak, cf. “κορώνη11,
1. engine for grappling ships, Plb 1.22.3, App.BC5.106.
b. siege-engine, Ph.Bel.100.18, D.S.17.44.
2. hooked door-handle, Posidipp.7, AP11.203, SE25.17; hook on a machine, Hero Aut. 15.3, Orib.49.4.16, Ath.Mech.36.10, Bito 50.9: generally, hook, Sammelb.1.24 (iii A. D.).
3. instrument of torture, Luc.Nec.11 (s.v.l.).
4. = κατακλείς, Hero Bel.79.11.
5. point of a surgical knife, “σμιλαρίουHeliod. ap. Orib.44.10.5; κατιάδος Id. ap. Sch.Orib. 44.14.4.
6. cock's bill, Hsch.
III. tub-fish (cf. κορακῖνος), Diph.Siph. ap. Ath.8.356a.
IV. a plaster, Philum. ap. Aët.5.127, Orib.Fr.84. (Cf. κορώνη, Lat. corvus, cornix, etc.)
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