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ὀλοίτροχος , Ep. ὀλοοίτροχος , ,
A.large stone, boulder,Ἕκτωρ ἀντικρὺ μεμαώς, ὀλοοίτροχος ὣς ἀπὸ πέτρης, ὅν τε κατὰ στεφάνης ποταμὸς χειμάρροος ὤσῃ ῥήξας . . ἔχματα πετρηςIl.13.137 ; = τὸ κυλινδρικὸν σχῆμα, Democr.162 ; of the rounded muscles of an athlete's arm, “ἕστασαν ἠΰτε πέτροι ὀλοίτροχοι, οὕστε κυλίνδων χειμάρρους ποταμὸς μεγάλαις περιέξεσε δίναιςTheoc.22.49 ; rolled down by besieged people upon their assailants, Hdt.8.52, Orac. ap. eund.5.92.β᾽, X.An.4.2.3, Zos. 1.52. (The ancients derived it from ὀλοός 'destructive' or from ὅλος, and disagreed as to the breathing and accent, Sch.Il.l.c.)
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.92
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.52
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 4.2.3
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.137
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