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σφαγή 1 σφάζω

I.slaughter, butchery, in sg. and pl., Trag., Plat., etc.; αἵματος σφαγή the blood gushing from the wound, Aesch.; καθάρμοσον σφαγάς close the gaping wound, Eur.
II.the throat, the spot where the victim is struck (cf. Lat. jugulum, jugulari), in pl., id=Eur., Thuc.

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