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πυγμή 1 πύξ

I.a fist, Lat. pugnus, πυγμῇ νικήσαντα having conquered with the fist, in boxing, Il.; later, πυγμὴν νικᾶν Eur.; πυγμᾶς ἄεθλα Pind.
2.πυγμῇ νίψασθαι in NTest., is interpr. = πύκα, diligently; or = πυκνά, often, with; cf. πυκνός B. II. and III.
II.a measure of length, the distance from the elbow to the knuckles, = 18 δάκτυλοι, about 13 1/2 inches.

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