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ξύλον 1 perh. from ξύω

I.wood cut and ready for use, firewood, timber, Hom.; ξύλα νήια ship- timber, Hes.; ξ. ναυπηγήσιμα Thuc. sg. a piece of wood, a post, Hom.: a perch, Ar.: a stick, cudgel, club, Hdt., Ar.
2.a collar of wood, put on the neck of the prisoner, Ar.:—also stocks, for the feet, Hdt., Ar.; cf. πεντεσύριγγος.
3.a plank or beam to which malefactors were bound, the Cross, NTest.
4.a money-changer's table, Dem.
5.πρῶτον ξύλον the front bench of the Athenian theatre, Ar.
III*.of live wood, a tree, Xen.

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