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ὁλκ-ή , , (ἕλκω)
A.drawing, trailing, dragging, e. g. of the hair, A.Supp.884 ; τῆς γνάψεως . the drawing of the carding instrument in fulling cloth, Pl.Plt.282e ; ἀπὸ μιᾶς . by one haul or pull, Arist.Mech.853b1 ; “ . τοῦ ἀρότρουS.E.P.3.15 : metaph., τοῖς δεινοῖς περὶ λόγων ὁλκήν skilled in drawing words to a false meaning, Pl.Phlb.57d.
2. inhalation (of vapour), Hp.Mul.1.55 ; . πνεύματος drawing in of the breath, Arist.Spir.482a15 ; τοῦ αἵματος suction of blood by the cupping-bowl, Anon. in Rh. 170.8.
3. ray, beam, prob. cj. for ὁλκὸν in Lyr.Alex.Adesp.35.19.
2. attraction, force of attraction, Id.Ti.80c ; of a magnet, Epicur.Fr.293 (pl.), Ph.1.34 ; . τῆς ὁμοιότητος the attractive force of similarity, Pl.Cra.435c.
3. tendency,διανοίας πρὸς τὸ ὄνPh.1.332.
III. drawing down of the scale, weight,. ταλάντου χρυσίουMen.383, cf. Arist.Mir.833b10, Thphr.HP9.16.8, Plb.30.25.16, LXX 1 Es.8.62(64), IG22.659.27, 11(2).128.25 (Delos, iii B. C.), etc. ; ὁλκὴν ἄγειν weigh so much, Michel836.30(Milet.), etc.
2. the drachma, as a weight, Dsc.1.30, S.E.P. 1.81, Hero *Geom.23.55, Gal.19.752, Asclep. ap. eund.13.160, Ruf. Ren.Ves.1.11.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 884
    • Plato, Laws, 659d
    • Plato, Cratylus, 435c
    • Plato, Statesman, 282e
    • Plato, Philebus, 57d
    • Plato, Timaeus, 80c
    • Polybius, Histories, 30.25.16
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