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ὀσφῦς , , gen. ὀσφύος: acc. ὀσφῦν, also
A.ὀσφύαAP12.213 (Strat.): —lion or loins, lower part of the back, Epich.80, Hp.Aët.20,Aph.3.23, Arist.HA493a22, al.; opp. κῶλα, ὦμοι, A.Pr.497, Hdt.2.40; loin of a victim, SIG57.9 (Milet., v B. C.), 1037.2 (iv/iii B. C.), Pherecr.23.4, Ar.Pax1053, Lys.964, Men.319.12; of wasps, ἔχουσι κέντρον ἐκ τῆς . Ar.V.225, cf. 740 (anap.); of a horse, X.Eq.1.12; of a fish, Antiph. 132.6(anap.).
2. Hellenist., metaph., καρπὸς τῆς ., of a son, Act.Ap.2.30, cf. LXX Ge.35.11, al.
3. περιζώννυσθαι or ἀναζώννυσθαι τὴν ὀσφύν gird up one's loins, ib.Je.1.17; βυσσίνῳ ib.Da.10.5, cf. Ev.Luc.12.35. [υ_ in nom. and acc. sg., which are accented ὀσφῦς, ὀσφῦν by Hdn.Gr.2.937; ὀσφύς, -ύν freq. in codd., and this may be admitted for late writers: cf. ὀφρῦς.]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 497
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 1053
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 225
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 740
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.40
    • Old Testament, Daniel, 10.5
    • New Testament, Luke, 12.35
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 1.12
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 964
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 3.23
    • New Testament, Acts, 2.30
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 35.11
    • Old Testament, Jeremiah, 1.17
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