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χῶμα , ατος, τό, (χόω, χώννυμι) thrown up, bank, mound, thrown up against the walls of cities to take them, “αἵρεε τὰς πόλιας χώμασιHdt.1.162; χ. ἔχουν πρὸς τὴν πόλιν The.2.75, cf. LXX.Ez.21.22(27), Hb.1.10, OGI90.24 (Rosetta, ii B. C., pl.).
2. dyke to hinder a river from overflowing, Hdt.1.184: freq. in Pap., PPetr.3pp.125,341 (iii B. C.), etc.; βασιλικὸν χ. Wilcken Chr.11 A8 (ii B. C.); “δημόσιον χ.POxy.290.34 (i A. D.).
3. dam, Hdt.7.130.
4. mole or pier, carried out into the sea, jetty, Id.8.97, D.50.6, Arg.Id.51, IG11(2).199A33(Delos, iii B. C.), etc.
5. promontory, spit of sand, A.Supp.870 (lyr.).
III. mass of soil in which roots are found, cj. in Thphr. HP2.5.2.
IV. heap of rubbish, ruin, LXX Jo.8.28, Is.25.2, Lib. Or.61.13.
V. τὸ χ. τῆς γῆς the dust of the earth, LXX Ex.8.16.
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