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κέρας , κέραος, dat. κέραι (κέρᾳ), pl. κέρα_ (but shortened before a vowel), κεράων, dat. κέρασι, κεράεσσι: horn; bows were made of horn, Il. 4.109 ff., Od. 21.395; hence said for ‘bow,’ Il. 11.385; a sheath of horn was used to encase a fishing-line, to prevent the hook from being bitten off, Il. 24.81; with a play upon the word κραίνω, Od. 19.566.
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