a belt, girdle:
properly the lower girdle worn by women above the hips
, (the upper-girdle
, the στρόφιον
, being worn under the breasts)
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
:— of pregnant women, φέρειν ὑπὸ ζώνης, τρέφειν ἐντὸς ζώνης Aesch.
:— 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
2.the part round which the girdle past, the waist, loin, Il.