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ὀφρῦς , ύος, , acc. ὀφρῦν, in late Poets ὀφρύα, AP12.186 (Strat.), Opp.C.4.405, Q.S.4.361: acc. pl. ὀφρύας (in the fourth foot) Od.9.389; but ὀφρῦς (before caesura) Il.16.740, and so in Att. (v. infr.). [υ_ in nom. and acc., which are accented ὀφρῦς, -ῦν by Hdn.Gr.2.937: the accentuation ὀφρύς, ὀφρύν may be admitted in late writers: compds. have υ^, εὔοφρυς, λεύκοφρυς, etc.] (Cf. Skt.
A.bhrūs, gen. bhruvas, Slav. br[ucaron]v[icaron], OE. brú 'brow'.):—brow, eyebrow, “τὸν . . ὑπ᾽ ὀφρύος οὖταIl.14.493; . δεξιά, ἀριστερά, Arist.PA671b32, cf. Pr.878b28: elsewh. in pl., “ὑπ᾽ ὀφρύσι δάκρυα λεῖβονIl.13.88, al.; “ὑπ᾽ . πῦρ ἀμάρυσσενHes. Th.827, etc.: freq. of signs, ἐπ᾽ ὀφρύσι νεῦσε Κρονίων, i.e. ἐπένευσε ὀφρύσι, nodded assent, Il.1.528, etc.; δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἐπ᾽ . νεῦσε nodded to him to do a thing, Od.16.164; ἀνὰ δ᾽ ὀφρύσι νεῦον ἑκάστῳ made a sign not to do, 9.468; “ὀφρύσι νευστάζων12.194: in various phrases expressing emotions, τὰς . ἀνασπᾶν, in token of grief, “τὰς ὀφρῦς ἀνεσπακώς, ὥσπερ τι δεινὸν ἀγγελῶνAr.Ach.1069; “ἀνασπάσας τις τὰς ὀφρῦς οἴμοι λαλεῖMen.556.3; of pride (cf. ὀφρυόομαι), D.19.314; “οἱ τὰς ὀφρῦς αἴροντεςMen.39; “ὀφρῦν ἐπαίρεινE.Fr.1040, cf. Amphis 13; “τὰς . ἔχειν ἐπάνω τῆς κορυφῆςAlex.16.6; “ὑπὲρ αὐτοὺς κροτάφους ὑπεραίρεινLuc.Am.54; “ὀφρῦς ἔχεινAr.Ra.925; “ὀφρῦν ἐφέλκεσθαιAP7.440.6 (Leon., interpol.?); ἐρύσσαι ib.5.215 (Agath.); “ἀνελκταῖς ὀφρύσι σεμνόςCratin.355: contrariwise, τὰς ὀφρῦς συνάγειν knit the brows, frown, Ar.Nu.582, Pl.756, etc.; “τὰς . συνέλκεινAntiph.307; “συσπᾶνLuc.Vit.Auct.7; “κατεσπακώςAlciphr.3.3: on the other hand, καταβαλεῖν, λῦσαι, μεθεῖναι τὰς . or τὴν ., let down or unknit the brow, become calm or cheerful again, E.Cyc.167, Hipp.290, IA648; “. μὴ καθειμένηZeno Stoic.1.58; “σχάζεσθαι τὰς .Pl.Com.32; “καθέσθαιPlu. 2.1062f: the brow was also the seat of smiles and joy, “ἀγανᾷ χλοαρὸν γελάσσαις ὀφρύϊPi.P.9.38, cf. h.Cer.358; or gravity, “στυγνὸν ὀφρύων νέφοςE.Hipp.[172]; “ὁρᾶτε ὡς σπουδαῖαι μὲν αὐτοῦ αἱ ὀφρύεςX.Smp.8.3; on their physiognomical character, v. Arist.HA491b14, Phgn. 812b26.
2. ὀφρῦς alone, scorn, pride, AP7.409 (Antip.), 9.43 (Parmen.), 10.122 (Lucill.), etc.
II. from like ness of shape, brow of a hill, crag, Il.20.151, Pi.O.13.106; embankment, “. ἀπότομοςPlb. 36.8.3; overhanging bank of a river, Id.2.33.7, etc.; “ἐπ᾽ ὀφρύων ποταμοῦPAmh.2.68.9 (i A. D.); of the sea, A.R.1.178, etc.; of a ditch, Str.5.3.7 (cf. ὀφρύη); of the rim of joint-cavities, Gal.UP 1.15, al.; of the woodwork enclosing the bore of a torsion-engine, Ph.Bel.57.7: in Archit., architrave, Procop.Gaz.p.157 B.
III. a plant, Plin.HN26.164.
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