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καταπάλτ-ης , ου, , (πάλλω)
A.engine of war for hurling bolts, catapult, IG22.120.37, 554.15, 12(5).647.36 (Ceos):—freq. written καταπαλτ-πέλτης in literary texts, Mnesim.7.10, Timocl.12.5, Onos.42.3, etc.; “καταπάλτην ἀφιέναιArist.Ath.42.3, EN1111a11, cf. Aud.800b13, Ath. Mech.8.7, Ael.VH6.12; used as an instrument of torture, D.S.20.71, Charito 3.4, LXX 4 Ma.8.13.
2. bolt, shot, (-πέλτης) Hp.Epid.5.95, 7.121, (-πάλτης) Hsch.:—hence καταπαλτ-ικός , ή, όν (in literary texts -πελτ-), of or belonging to catapults, “βέληIG22.1487.102; “ὄργανα καὶ βέληPlb.11.11.3, cf. Str.17.3.15, Bito62.4; τὰ κ., = καταπάλται, Plb.9.41.5; τὸ κ. artillery, D.S.14.42.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 42.3
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 14.42
    • Polybius, Histories, 11.11.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.41.5
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.3.15
    • Athenaeus, of Naucratis, Deipnosophistae, 8.7
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 20.71
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 6.12
    • Onasander, Strategicus, 42.3
    • Chariton, De Chaerea et Callirhoe, 3.4
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