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βολή , ,
1. stroke or wound of a missile (opp. πληγή, of sword or pike), Od.17.283, cf. 24.161; “β. πέτρωνE.Or.59; “λίθωνPhld.Ir.p.31 W. (pl.); “μέχρι λίθου καὶ ἀκοντίου βολῆςTh.5.65; “β. ἔρωτοςshafts of love, AP12.160; βολαῖς . . σφόγγος ὤλεσεν γραφήν by its stroke or touch, A.Ag.1329; swing of ἁλτῆρες, Antyll. ap. Orib. 6.34.1.
2. κύβων βολαί throws or casts of dicc, S.Fr.429.
3. metaph., β. ὀφθαλμῶν quick glances, Od.4.150; “κάτω . . βλεμμάτων ῥέπει β.A.Fr.242, cf. Philostr.VS2.27.5.
4. β. κεραύνιοι thunder-bolts, A. Th.430; βολαὶ ἡλίου sun-beams, S.Aj.877, cf. E.Ion 1134; χρυσοῦ . . βολαῖς with golden rays, of a statue, IG14.1026 (iii A. D.); βολαὶ χιόνος radiance, E.Ba.662; “τὰς ψυχὰς οἷον βολὰς εἶναι λέγουσινPlot.6.4.3.
6. payment, “ἀποδώσω ἐπὶ βολαῖς δυσίνStud.Pal.20.139 (vi A. D.).
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