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κνημίς 1 κνήμη

a greave or piece of armour from knee to ankle, Lat. ocrea, περὶ κνήμῃσιν ἔθηκεν Il.; the κνημῖδες were fastened at the ankle with clasps (ἐπισφύρια) : βόειαι κνημῖδες are ox-hide leggings, used by labourers, Od.

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