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χωλός , ή, όν,
A.lame in the feet, halting, limping, c. acc., “χωλὸς δ᾽ ἕτερον πόδαIl.2.217, cf. 9.503, Od.8.308, Hdt.5.92.β́, S.Ph.486, 1032; “χ. καὶ οὐκ ἀρτίπουςHdt.4.161; “χ. τὼ σκέλειAr.Th.24; also c. dat., σκέλειχωλόςPlu.2.739b; “χωλὸς ἀμφοτέροιςLuc.Tim.20: later also of the hand, like κυλλός, χωλὸς τὴν χεῖρα Eup.343; “χεῖρα χωλὴν ἕξεινHp.Prorrh.2.1, cf. Pl.Lg.794e: of animals, X.Eq.1.5, etc.
II. metaph., defective,φύσιςPl.Phd.71e; one-sided, Id.R.535d; βασιλεία Orac. ap. X.HG3.3.3.
2. of metre, esp. of the χωλίαμβος (q. v.), halting,μέτρονHeph.5.4, Demetr.Eloc.301; also of a trochaic metre, Aristid.Quint.1.25.
3. ἀείδειν χωλά, of a 'lame tale', Herod.1.71.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 24
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.92
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.161
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.308
    • Plato, Laws, 794e
    • Plato, Republic, 535d
    • Plato, Phaedo, 71e
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.3.3
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 1.5
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.217
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.503
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1032
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 486
    • Lucian, Timon, 20
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