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ἔχμα 1 ἔχω

that which holds; and so,
I.a hindrance, obstacle, Il.
2.c. gen. a bulwark, defence against a thing, c. gen., Hhymn.
II.a hold-fast, stay, ἔχματα πέτρης bands of rock, Il.; ἔχματα πύργων stays of the towers, id=Il.; ἔχματα νηῶν props for the ships, to keep them upright, id=Il.

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