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Ἄτλας , αντος, , acc. also
A.ἌτλανA.Pr.428 (lyr.), cf. Sch.: (ἀ-euph., and τλάς, v. Τλάω):—Atlas, Od.1.52: later, one of the Titans, Hes. Th.517, A.Pr.350,428 (lyr.); “αἱ δ᾽ ἕπτ᾽ Ἄτλαντος παῖδεςId.Fr.312.
II. in hist. writers, Mount Atlas in West Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven, Hdt.4.184, Str.17.3.2, etc.: pl, D.P.66.
2. the Atlantic Ocean, Id.30.
3. axis of the earth, Hsch.
III. Ἄτλαντες, in Architecture, colossal statues as supports for the entablature (cf. τελαμῶνες), Moschioap.Ath.5.208b, Vitr.6.7.6; “κείονας ἄτλαντάς τεEpigr.Gr.1072.7.
IV. seventh of the neck-vertebrae, which supports the head, Poll.2.132.
V. Pythag. name for ten, Theol.Ar.59. [α^τλ A.Fr.l.c.]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 350
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 428
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.184
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 517
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.3.2
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.52
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