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ὄχθη , , older form of ὄχθος,
A.any height or rising ground, natural or artificial, bank, dyke by the side of a river, “ὑψηλὴν βάλεν ὄχθηνIl. 21.171, cf. 172: in sg., also, Plu.Publ.16, Arr.An.1.14.4, CPHerm. 95.10 (iii A. D.): mostly in pl., raised banks of a river, in full, “ποταμοῖο παρ᾽ ὄχθαςIl.4.487, 18.533, cf. 3.187; “παρ᾽ ὄχθῃσιν ποταμοῖοOd. 6.97; “Καφισοῦ παρ᾽ ὄχθαιςPi.P.4.46, cf. Xenoph.2.21, A.Pr.810, Th. 392, etc.; ὄχθαι καπέτοιο the raised banks of the trench, dykes, Il.15.356; also, heights beside the sea, “ἁλὸς παρ᾽ ὄχθαςOd.9.132; ταὶ ὑπὲρ Κύμας ἁλιερκέες . Pi.P.1.18, cf. 12.2; also of rising banks at a little distance from a river, X.An.4.3.3 and 5: ὄχθη is distd. as the bank of a river, from ὄχθος a hill, in S.Ph.726, 729 (both lyr.); and this distn. generally holds, but in Pi.P.1.64 we read ὄχθαις ὑπὸ Ταϋγέτου; and in S.Ant.1132 (lyr.), Νυσαίων ὀρέων ὄχθαι; reversely, we have in Sapph.p.44 Lobel, ὄχθοις Ἀχέροντος; in A.Ag.1161, Ἀχερουσίους ὄχθους; and in E.Supp.655, Ἰσμήνιον πρὸς ὄχθον; in late Prose, τὴν
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (19):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1161
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 810
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 392
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 655
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.356
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.533
    • Homer, Iliad, 3.187
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.487
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.97
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.132
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1132
    • Sophocles, Antigone, p.44
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 726
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 729
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 4.3.3
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 5
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.171
    • Plutarch, Publicola, 16
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 1.14.4
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