I.any straight rod or bar:
of a shield seem to have been two rods
running across the hollow of the shield, through which the arm was passed.
2.a rod used in weaving, the shuttle
, by which the threads of the woof (πηνίον
) were passed between those of the warp (μίτος
3.a rule used by masons or carpenters, Eur., Xen., etc.
b.a ruler, Anth.
4.the beam or tongue of the balance, Anth.
5.in pl. the keys or stops of the flute, id=Anth.