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μάχαιρα 1 μάχομαι

1.a large knife or dirk, worn by the heroes of the Iliad next the sword-sheath, Il.: generally, a knife for cutting up meat, Hdt., attic a weapon, a short sword or dagger, Hdt., etc.: a sabre or bent sword, opp. to the straight sword (ξίφος), Xen.
3.a kind of rasor, μιᾷ μαχαίρᾳ with the rasor's single blade, opp. to διπλῆ μ. scissars, Ar.

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