1.an axe for felling trees, with two edges, opp. to the ἡμιπέλεκκον, Hom., Xen.
2.a sacrificial axe, Hom.—That it was not, properly, a battle axe appears from the phrase, οὐδόρασιμάχεσθαι, ἀλλὰκαὶπελέκεσι to fight not with spears only, but with common axes, i. e. to the last, Hdt.
3.in Theophr. Char., πέλεκυς as a child's nickname seems to mean a sharp blade.
Liddell and Scott. An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1889.
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