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οὖρον2 1 ionic for ὅρος

boundary, used by Hom. in three places, viz., ὅσα δίσκου οὖρα πέλονται as far as is the limit or space of a quoit's throw (cf. δίσκουρα), Il.; ὅσσον τ᾽ ἐπὶ οὖρα πέλονται ἡμιόνων as far as is the range of mules (in ploughing), id=Il.; and so, more fully ὅσσον τ᾽ οὖρον πέλει ἡμιόνοιϊν, τόσσον ὑπεκπροθέων Od.: —what the distance expressed by the range of mules may be is uncertain; the common explanation is the length by which mules would distance oxen in ploughing a given space in the same time.

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