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αὐχήν Deriv. uncertain.

I.the neck, throat, of men and beasts, Hom., etc.
II.metaph. any narrow passage, a neck of land, isthmus, Hdt., Xen.
2.a narrow sea, strait, Hdt., Aesch.; of the point at which the Danube spreads into several branches, Hdt.
3.a narrow mountain-pass, defile, id=Hdt.

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