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ταρσ-ός , Att. ταρρός , : also with heterocl. pl. ταρσά, τά, Opp. C.3.470, Anacreont.9, APl.4.283 (Leont.), Nonn.D.1.270, al.: (τέρσομαι) :—
A.frame of wicker-work, crate, flat basket, for drying cheeses on, “ταρσοὶ μὲν τυρῶν βρῖθονOd.9.219, cf.Theoc.11.37: generally, basket, Ar.Nu.226.
2. mat of reeds, such as were built into brickwork to bind it together, “ταρσοὶ καλάμωνHdt.1.179, SIG245 G13 (Delph., iv B.C.); “τ. καλάμουTh.2.76.
3. mass of matted roots, Thphr.CP 3.7.2.
II. of various broad flat surfaces, resembling a “ταρσός1.1, as,
1. τ. ποδός flat of the foot. the part between the toes and the heel, Il.11.377,388, cf. Hdt.9.37, Hp.Fract.9, Diog.Apoll.6 (but also, palm of the hand, ibid.); “οὐλὴ ταρσῷ ἀριστερῷPMich.Teb. 121r111i3 (i A.D.): generally, foot, Anacreont.35.4, Opp.C.3.470, AP 5.26 (Rufin.), 9.653 (Agath.).
b. palm of the hand, Ruf.Onom. 81, Sor.Fract.22; v. supr.11.1a.
c. ankle, Gal.UP3.6; but distd. from σφυρόν, Sor.1.84.
2. τοὺς τ. τῶν κωπέων the rows of oars on the sides of ships, Hdt.8.12; so τοὺς τ. alone, Th. 7.40: sg., IG22.1628.590, Plb.1.50.3; “ δεξιὸς τ. τῆς νεώςId.16.3.12: sg., oar, E.IT1346.
3. τ. πτερύγων flat of the outstretched wing, AP12.144 (Mel.), cf. Babr.72.9; “ τ. τῶν πτερῶνAel.NA2.1: abs., wing, Anacreont.9, AP9.287 (Apollonid.), etc.; in Prose, D.H.4.63: of a peacock's tail, Mosch.2.60; ταρσοί feathers, D.S.2.50.
4. τ. ὀδόντων the row of teeth in a saw, Opp.H.5.202.
5. Pan's pipe, “ταρσῷ Πὰν μελιζόμενοςEpigr.Gr.781.10 (Cnidus).
6. edge of the eyelid and its lashes, Hp.Ep.23, Poll.2.69, Gal.UP10.7.
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    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 1346
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.179
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.37
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.12
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.377
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.76
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.40
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.219
    • Polybius, Histories, 16.3.12
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.50.3
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 226
    • Hippocrates, De fracturis, 9
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 2.50
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 4.63
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 2.1
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