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αὐχήν , ένος, ,
A.neck, throat, of men and beasts, Il.7.12, Hes.Op. 815, Arist.HA493a5, PA691b29: rarely, gullet, Nic.Th.350: in pl., of one neck, S.Fr.659.4, Orph.L.137, AP5.27 (Rufin.).
II. metaph., any narrow band or connexion (like a neck):
1. neck of land, isthmus, Hdt.1.72,6.37, X.An.6.4.3.
2. narrow sea, strait, of the Bosporus, Hdt.4.85, 118; αὐ, πόντου, of the Hellespont, A.Pers.72 (lyr.); of the point at which the Danube spreads from a single stream into several branches, Hdt.4.89.
3. mountain-pass, defile, Id.7.223.
4. neck of the thigh-bone, Hp.Art.55; cervix uteri, Id.Steril.230, Poll. 2.222 (but, pars vaginalis, Gal.UP14.3); root of the tongue, Ruf. Onom.57.
5. handle of the steering-paddle in a ship, Poll.1.90: in pl., Polyaen.3.11.14, Hld.5.28.
6. an architectural member, “αὐχένες δρύινοιSIG2587.308. (Cf. “αὔφην; ἄμφηνTheoc.30.28.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 72
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.72
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.85
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.89
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.37
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.223
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 815
    • Homer, Iliad, 7.12
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 6.4.3
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 659.4
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 55
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 7.23
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