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στόμα 1

I.the mouth, Lat. os, Hom., etc.
2.the mouth as the organ of speech, δέκα μὲν γλῶσσαι, δέκα δὲ στόματ᾽ Il.; στ. τὸ δῖον the mouth of Jove, Aesch.; Μοισᾶν στόμα their mouthpiece, Theocr.;—with Preps., ἀνὰ στόμα ἔχειν to have always in one's mouth, Eur.: ἀπὸ στόματος by word of mouth, Xen., etc.: διὰ στόμα was in every one's mouth, Aesch.; πᾶσι διὰ στόματος 'tis the common talk, Theocr.: ἐξ ἑνὸς στ. with one voice, Ar.; κατὰ στόμα face to face, Hdt., attic
II.στ. ποταμοῦ the mouth of a river, Lat. ostia, Hom., etc.; so, ἠιόνος στ. μακρόν the wide mouth of the bay, Il.; στ. τοῦ Πόντου, Lat. fauces Ponti, Hdt.:—also, a chasm or cleft in the earth with a stream gushing out, id=Hdt.; τὸ ἄνω, τὸ κάτω στόμα τοῦ ὀρύγματος the opening or width of the trench at top, at bottom, id=Hdt.
2.any outlet or entrance, Od., Xen.
III.the foremost part, face, front:
1.of weapons, the point, Il.; the edge of a sword, NTest.:—also like Lat. acies, the front, στόμα πολέμοιο, ὑσμίνης Il.; so alone, Xen.
2.generally, ἄκρον στ. πύργων the top of the towers, Eur.; τὸ στόμα τοῦ βίου the verge of life, Xen.

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