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κίων 1

I.a pillar, Lat. columna, Od.: a flogging-post, Soph., Aeschin.; proverb., ἔσθιε τοὺς Μεγακλέους κίονας eat the pillars of his hall, for being a spendthrift, he had nothing else left to give, Ar. pl. the pillars guarded by Atlas, which keep heaven and earth asunder, Od.; whereas in Hdt. Mount Atlas is κίων τοῦ οὐρανοῦ.
II.a columnar grave-stone, Anth.

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