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ὀδούς , όντος, , nom.
2. metaph., “γλυκὺς . τοῦ πόθουLuc.Am.3 ; τῆς λύπης . the tooth of grief, Ach.Tat. l.c.
II. anything pointed or sharp, tooth, prong, spike, etc., Nic. Th.85 : pl., teeth of a saw, Arist.Ph.200b6 ; of a comb, Antyll. ap. Orib.10.16.2 ; of a cog-wheel, Hero Spir.2.36, Theo. Sm.p.180 H. ; ploughshare, LXX 1 Ki.13.21 ; . πέτρας peak, pike, ib.14.4, Ps.77.30.
III. second vertebra of the neck or its apophysis (the odontoid process), so called from its shape, Hp.Epid.2.2.24, cf. Poll.2.131, Gal.UP12.7 (but the first vertebra acc. to Hp. ap. Ruf.Onom.154). (Old pres. part. of 1.-E. ed- (alternating with od- (cf. Arm. utem 'I eat') and d-), the root of ἔδω, ἔδ-μεναι, Lat. edo, etc. : cf. Skt. acc. dántam 'tooth', Lat. dens, Goth. tunpus, etc. : Aeol. “ἔδοντεςProcl. in Cra.p.39 P., etc.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.107
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.74
    • Old Testament, 1 Samuel, 14.4
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5.12.2
    • Old Testament, 1 Samuel, 13.21
    • Old Testament, Psalm, 77.30
    • Lucian, Muscae Encomium, 3
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 2.13
    • Achilles Tatius, Leucippe et Clitophon, 7.4
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