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λόγχ-η (A), ,
A.spear-head, Hdt.7.69; “λ. δορόςS. Tr.856, E.Tr.1318 (both lyr.): also in pl. of a single spear, the point with its barbs, τὸ ξυστὸν τῇσι λόγχῃσι ἐὸν ὁμοίως χρύσεον the shaft alike with the spear-head, Hdt.1.52, etc.; “λόγχαι δ᾽ ἐκαυλίζοντο καὶ ξυστὴ κάμαξAr.Fr.404, cf. X.Cyn.10.3 (where the shaft is ῥάβδος; οἱ κνώδοντες τῆς λόγχης the barbs of the spear-head, ib.16.
2. lance-shaped birth-mark, Trag.Adesp.84.
II. lance, spear, javelin, Batr.129; “χαλκέας λόγχας ἀκμᾷPi.N.10.60, cf. S.Tr.512 (lyr.), etc.: metaph., “ὀμμάτων ἄπο λόγχας ἵησινId.Fr.157; λόγχας ἐσθίων, prov. of a bragging coward, a 'fire-eater', Timocl.12.5.
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