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ἄκμων , ονος, , orig. prob.
A.meteoric stone, thunderbolt (v. sub fin.), “χάλκεος . οὐρανόθεν κατιώνHes.Th.722, cf. 724.
II. anvil, Il.18.476, Od.8.274, Hdt.1.68: metaph., “πρὸς ἄκμονι χάλκευε γλῶσσανPi.P.1.86; λόγχης ἄκμονες very anvils to bear blows (cf. Sch. ad loc.), A.Pers.51; “ὑπομένειν πληγὰς ἄκμωνAristopho 4; Τιρύνθιος ., i. e. Hercules, Call.Dian.146 (expl. by Sch. μὴ καμὼν ἐπὶ τοῖς ἄθλοις).
2. pestle (Cyprian), Hsch.
3. head of a batteringram, Apollod.Poliorc.161.4.
III. kind of eagle, Hsch.
IV. kind of wolf, Opp.C.3.326.
V. Pythag., = 6, Theol.Ar.37. (Cf. Skt.áśman- `sling-stone', etc.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 51
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.68
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 722
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 724
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.476
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.274
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