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ζώνη 1 ζώννυμι

a belt, girdle:
I.properly the lower girdle worn by women above the hips, (the upper-girdle, the στρόφιον, being worn under the breasts), Hom.
2.Phrases, λῦσε δὲ παρθενίην ζώνην unloosed her maiden girdle, of the bridegroom, Od.; Mid. of the bride, Anth.:—of men on a march, ζ. λύεσθαι to slacken one's belt, i. e. rest oneself, Hdt.:— of pregnant women, φέρειν ὑπὸ ζώνης, τρέφειν ἐντὸς ζώνης Aesch., Eur.:— εἰς ζώνην δεδόσθαι to be given for girdle-money (as we should say, pin-money), of Oriental queens who had cities given them, Xen.
II.the man's belt (in Hom. commonly ζωστήρ), Il., Xen., etc.
2.the part round which the girdle past, the waist, loin, Il.

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