A.frame-work, 'châssis' of a four-wheeled wagon (ἀπήνη), opp. πείρινς (body), Il.24.263sqq., cf. Od.6.37, al.:—also, of the whole wagon, ib.260, cf. Hes.Op.453, Hdt.1.31, Th.1.93, etc.; of the wagons of the Scythians, Hdt.4.114, 121; βοῦς ὑφ᾽ ἁμάξης draught-oxen, X.An.6.4.22,25.
2. c. gen., wagon-load, πετρῶν, σίτου, X.An.4.7.10, Cyr.2.4.18; “ἐλλεβόρου” Pl. Euthd.299b; “τρισσῶν ἁμαξῶν βάρος” E.Cyc.385, cf. 473.
3. prov., ἡ ἅμαξα τὸν βοῦν (sc. ἕλκει) 'the cart before the horse', Luc.DMort. 6.2; ἐξἁμάξης ὑβρίζειν, of abusive ribaldry, such as was allowed to the women as they were taken in wagons to the Eleusinian mysteries, Sch.D.18.122, cf. Ar.Pl.1014, Men.396; βοᾶς . . ὥσπερ ἐξ ἁμάξης D.l.c.
IV. metaph., of a ship, A.Fr.451B.
V. = ἁμαξιτός, AP 7.479 (Theodorid.).