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ἱστός 1 ἵστημι

anything set upright:
I.a ship's mast, ἱστὸν στῆσαι or στήσασθαι to step the mast, Hom.:— a rod, pole, Hdt.
II.the beam of the loom, which stood upright, instead of lying horizontal as in our looms, Hom.; ἱστὸν στήσασθαι to set up the beam and so begin a web, Hes.; ἱστὸν ἐποίχεσθαι to traverse the loom, because the weaver was obliged to walk to and fro, Hom.
2.the warp that was fixed to the beam, the web, id=Hom.

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