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ἄμαξα [α^], Att. ἅμαξα , , (v. ἄξων) prop.
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.
3. prov., 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.
II. carriage of a plough, Hes.Op.426,453.
III. = Ἄρκτος, the Great Bear, Il.18.487, Od.5.273, Call.Iamb.1.119, etc.
IV. metaph., of a ship, A.Fr.451B.
V. = ἁμαξιτός, AP 7.479 (Theodorid.).
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    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 1014
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 122
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 473
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 385
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.31
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.114
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 426
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 453
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.487
    • Homer, Iliad, 24.263s
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.273
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.37
    • Plato, Euthydemus, 299b
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.93
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 4.7.10
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 6.4.22
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 2.4.18
    • Lucian, Dialogi mortuorum, 6.2
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