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αἰχμ-ή , , (Aeol. αἴχμα AB1095)
II. spear, Il.12.45, etc.; δαμασίμβροτος αἰ. Pi.O. 9.79; πρὸς τὴν αἰχμὴν ἐτράπετο took to his spear, Hdt.3.78; αἰχμῇ εἷλε with the spear, i.e. in war, Id.5.94; otherwise rare in Prose, X.Cyr. 4.6.4.
b. metaph. of the trident of Poseidon, A.Pr.925.
2. body of spear-bearers, Pi.O.7.19, E.Heracl.276.
3. war, battle, κακῶς αἰ. ἑστήκεε the war went ill, Hdt.7.152; παρμένοντας αἰχμᾷ standing their ground in battle, Pi.P.8.40; θηρῶν with wild beasts, E.HF158.
4. metaph. of plague, sharpness, βρωτῆρας αἰ. A.Eu. 803.
III. warlike spirit, “αἰ. νέων θάλλειTerp.6; “θρέψε δ᾽ αἰχμὰν ἈμφιτρύωνοςPi.N.10.13; γυναικὸς αἰ. a woman's temper, A.Ag.483 (lyr.), cf. Ch.630 (lyr.; but perh. = rule, cf.Pr.406). (Cf. Lith. jiešmas 'spit'.)
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    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 803
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 630
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 925
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 406
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 239
    • Euripides, Heracles, 158
    • Euripides, Heraclidae, 276
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    • Homer, Iliad, 6.320
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.315
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 4.6.4
    • Homer, Iliad, 12.45
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 483
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