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Ἰσθμ-ός , οῦ, Inscr.Délos 353A29, 34(iii B.C.), but 354.29, and v. infr. 11),
A.neck, narrow passage, esp. of the body, neck, Emp.100.19; “. καὶ ὅρος τῆς τε κεφαλῆς καὶ τοῦ στήθεοςPl.Ti.69e: metaph., “βίου βραχὺν ἰσθμόνS.Fr.568 (lyr.).
2. pharynx, fauces, Gal.18(2).961, Aret.SA1.6.
II. neck of land between two seas, isthmus, “ . τῆς ΧερσονήσουHdt.6.36; of Athos, Id.7.22; “ΚιμμερικόςA.Pr.729; “ . τῆς ΠαλλήνηςTh.1.56; Λευκαδίων . Id.3.81.
2. Ἰσθμός (also Ἰθμός SIG507 (Delph., iii B.C.), cf. foreg.) in Pi., as O.7.81, 8.48), the Isthmus of Corinth, Hdt.8.40, etc.; Ἰσθμοῦ δειράς, αὐχὴν Ἰσθμοῦ, Pi.I.1.9, B.2.7; dat. Ἰσθμῷ prob. f.l. for Ἰσθμοῖ (q.v.) in Th.5.18, AP13.15; but ἐν Ἰσθμῷ correctly in Hdt.9.27,81.
3. narrow ridge, of the Caucasus, between Caspian and Euxine, Arist.Mu.393b25, D.P.20.
4. of the sea, strait, narrow channel, Inscr.Délos, App.Hann.34. ( εἶμι (ibo), cf. ἴθμα, εἰσ-ίθμη, and the spellings Ἰθμός (supr.), “Ἰθμο-νίκαIG4.951.10.)
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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 729
    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 2.7
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.36
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.22
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.40
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.27
    • Plato, Timaeus, 69e
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.56
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.81
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.18
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 568
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 1), 1.6
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