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μάλη [α^], ,
A.arm-pit, almost confined to the phrase ὑπὸ μάλης under the arm (cf. Ruf.Onom.76), esp. as the place for carrying concealed weapons, “ξιφίδια ὑπὸ μ. ἔχονταςX.HG2.3.23; “λαβὼν ὑπὸ μ. ἐγχειρίδιονPl.Grg.469d, cf. Ptol.Euerg.3 J.; δόρυ δῆθ᾽ ὑπὸ μ. ἥκεις ἔχων; Ar. Lys.985: Com., “λαγύνιον ἔχων ὑπὸ μ.Diph.3.3; also, of fighting-quails, “ὑπὸ μ. λαβεῖνPl.Lg.789c; “κρύπτειν ὑπὸ μ.Luc.Ind.23 (but “ὑπὸ μάλην ἔχεινGall.14); “ὑπὸ τὴν μ. πατάξαςPlb.Fr.202; παρὰ τὴν μ. ὑπὸ ζώνην, of a horse, Hippiatr.26.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Demosthenes, Against Aphobus, 12
    • Plato, Laws, 789c
    • Plato, Gorgias, 469d
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 2.3.23
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 985
    • Lucian, Gallus, 14
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 46.23
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