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νῶτον 1

I.the back, Lat. tergum, Il.; often in pl., like Lat. terga, Hom.; τὰ νῶτα ἐντρέπειν, ἐπιστρέφειν to turn the back, i. e. flee, Hdt.; νῶτα δεῖξαι Plut.; κατὰ νώτου from behind, in rear, Hdt., Thuc.
pl. always νῶτα, τά
II.metaph. any wide surface, ἐπ᾽ εὐρέα νῶτα θαλάσσης Hom.; of plains, Pind., Eur.
2.the back or ridge, of a hill, Pind., Eur.; of a chariot, Eur.

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