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πτερόν 1 πτέσθαι

I.mostly in pl. feathers, Od., Hdt., etc.; in sg. a feather, Ar.
2.= πτέρυξ, a bird's wing, in pl. wings, Hom., Aesch.; Παλλάδος ὑπὸ πτεροῖς ὄντας, metaph. from chickens under the hen's wings, Aesch.: —τῷ πτερὰ γίγνετο he got as it were wings, i. e. spirit, courage, Il.
3.the wings of a bat (v. πτίλον II), Hdt.
II.any winged creature, as the Sphinx, Eur.; a beetle, Ar. οἰωνός, Lat. avis, an augury, omen, Pind., Soph.
III.anything like wings: as
1.a ship's wings, i. e. oars (cf. πτερόω), ἐρετμά, τά τε πτερὰ νηυσὶ πέλονται Od.; νηὸς πτερά Hes., Eur.:— hence birds are said πτεροῖς ἐρέσσειν, Eur.
2.ἀέθλων πτερά, i. e. the wings of victory, which lift the Poet to heaven, Pind.
3.a feathered arrow, Eur.
4.τοῦ πώγωνος τὰ πτερά the points of the beard, Luc. Architecture, of the rows of columns along the sides of Greek temples, v. ἄπτερος.

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