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χαλινός 1

I.a bridle, bit, Il.; χαλινὸν ἐμβαλεῖν γνάθοις Eur.:—of the horse, χαλινὸν οὐκ ἐπίσταται φέρειν Aesch.; χ. δέχεσθαι Xen.; χ. ἐνδακεῖν to champ the bit, Plat.:—of the rider, τὸν χ. διδόναι to give a horse the rein, Xen.; ὀπίσω σπᾶν Plat.
2.metaph. of anything which curbs or restrains, of an anchor, Pind.; χαλινοῖς ἐν πετρίνοισι, of Prometheus bound to the rock, Aesch.
II.generally, a strap or thong, Eur. Hence

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