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πέλεκυ^ς , εως, Ion. εος (not
2. battle-axe, “πελέκεσσι καὶ ἀξίνῃσι μάχοντοIl.15.711 ; “οὐ δόρασι μάχεσθαι, ἀλλὰ καὶ πελέκεσιHdt.7.135 ; “πελέκεως δίστομος γένυςE. Fr.530.5 ; sacrificial axe, Il.17.520, Od.3.442 ; executioner's axe, Trag.Adesp.412 ; Τενέδιος π. , prov. of impartial and over-harsh justice, Arist. Fr.593 ; or of summary justice by 'cutting the knot', from the story of Tennes, St.Byz. s.v. Τένεδος (also Τέννου π. Conon 28) ; τοὺς π. ἀπέλυσε τῶν ῥάβδων took the axes from the fasces of the lictors, Plu. Publ.10, cf. Plb.6.53.8.
3. as an image of perseverance, “κραδίη π. ὣς . . ἀτειρήςIl.3.60.
4. "ἀσκός, π." in a child's game, Thphr. Char.5.5.
5. nickname in Com.Adesp.824 ; cf. πρίων.
6. coin in Cyprus, prob. in Inscr.Cypr. 135.26 H. ; cf. πέλεκυ.
II. a geometrical figure, like the head of a double axe, title of AP15.22 (Simm.). (Cf. Skt. paraśús ; loanword from Bab. pila[kudot ][kudot ], Sumer. balag 'axe'.) [The υ^ of nom. and acc. sg. is in Hom. sts. lengthd., Il.3.60, 17.520 : acc. pl. πελέκεας is in Hom. always trisyll. , ^ ^ _.]
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