previous next

βάλανος deriv. uncertain acorn, Lat. glans, the fruit of the φηγός, given to swine, Od.:— any similar fruit, the date, Hdt., Xen.
II.from similarity of shape, an iron peg, a bolt-pin, Lat. pessulus, passed through the wooden bar (μοχλός) into the door-post, so that the bar could not be removed till the pin was taken out with a hook (βαλανάγρα), Ar., Thuc.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: