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βέλος βάλλω, as Lat. jaculum from jacio

1.a missile, esp. an arrow, dart, bolt, Hom.; of the rock hurled by the Cyclops, Od.; of the ox's leg thrown at Ulysses, id=Od.; ὑπὲκ βελέων out of the reach of darts, out of shot, Il.; so ἔξω βελῶν Xen. ἔγχος, used of any weapon, as a sword, Ar.: an axe, Eur.
3.the ἀγανὰ βέλεα of Apollo and Artemis in Hom. always denote the sudden, easy death of men and women respectively.
4.after Hom. of anything swift-darting, Ζηνὸς βέλη the bolts of Zeus, thunderbolts, Aesch.; πύρπνουν β. id=Aesch.; βέλη πάγων the piercing frosts, Soph.:—metaph., ὀμμάτων βέλος the glance of the eye, Aesch.; ἱμέρου βέλος the shaft of love, id=Aesch.; of arguments, πᾶν τετόξευται βέλος id=Aesch.

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