anything which joins two bodies; and so,
tied by the ζυγόδεσμον
to the end of the pole, and having ζεῦγλαι
(collars or loops) at each end, by which two horses, mules or oxen drew the plough or carriage, Hom.
, etc.:—metaph., τὸ δούλιον ζ. the yoke
of slavery, Hdt.
; δουλείας, ἀνάγκης ζ. Soph.
; ἐπιτιθέναι τινὶ ζυγὰ τοῦ μὴ . .
, so as to prevent . . , Xen.
; κατὰ ζυγά
II.the cross-bar joining
the horns of the φόρμιγξ
, along which the strings were fastened, Il.
in pl. the thwarts joining
the opposite sides of a ship or boat, the benches
, Lat. transtra
; in sg., Soph.
:—metaph., τὸ πόλεος ζ. Eur.
2.the middle of the three banks
in a trireme; metaph., οἱ ἐπὶ ζυγῷ δορός those on the upper bench
IV.the beam of the balance, Dem.: — the balance itself, Plat.
at the masthead, Pind.
VI.a rank or line of soldiers, opp. to a file, Thuc.