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ζυγόν (ζεύγνυ_μι), gen. ζυγόφιν: (1) yoke or cross-bar by means of which beasts of draught were attached to whatever was to be drawn. (See adjacent cut, combined from several antique representations.) a, ὀμφαλός; b, ξυγόδεσμον; c, κρίκος; d, ζεῦγλαι; e, straps to fasten the ζεῦγλαι; f, λέπαδνα; g and h, οἴηκες, points of attachment for the collars, and rings through which the reins pass; i, ζυγόν; k, projections to hold, e. g., the reins of the παρήορος ἵππος. (Cf. also the Assyrian yoke on the chariot on board a ship, represented in the adjoining cut.)—(2) cross-bar of a lyre (see φόρμιγξ), to which the strings were attached, Il. 9.187.—(3) pl., ζυγά, rowers' benches, thwarts of a ship (see cut No. 32, under ἔδαφος).