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I.a leathern strap or thong, Il.: in pl. the traces by which horses were attached to the chariot, id=Il.: also, the reins, id=Il., Soph., Eur.
2.the straps on which the body of the chariot was hung, Il.
3.the lash of a whip, id=Il.
4.the caestus of boxers, consisting of straps put round the hand, id=Il. sg. the magic girdle of Aphrodite, Lat. cestus, id=Il.
2.the chin-strap of the helmet, id=Il. Od. a latchet or thong, by which the bolt was shot home into the socket, and which was then fastened to the κορώνη, Od.
4.after Hom. the thong or latchet of a sandal, Xen.
5.a dog-leash, id=Xen.: proverb., ἱμὰς κύνειός ἐστι he's as tough as a dog- leash, Ar.

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