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πα^λίν-τονος , ον,
A.bent backward, i.e. the opposite way to that in which they were drawn, τόξα, in Hom. of the bow whether strung, Il.8.266, cf. 15.443; or unstrung, 10.459, Od.21.11, cf. S.Tr.511 (lyr.); “Ἀράβιοι τόξα π. εἶχον μακράHdt. 7.69; “Σκυθικὰ π. βέληA.Ch.161 (lyr.).
2. back-stretched, “ἡνίαιAr. Av.1739.
3. caused by opposite tensions, “π. ἁρμονίη κόσμου ὅκωσπερ λύρης καὶ τόξουHeraclit.51 (v.l. παλίντροπος).
II. παλίντονα, τά, military engines for throwing stones, but not pointed missiles, = λιθοβόλα, Ph.Bel.91.36, Hero Bel.74, 104, etc.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 161
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1739
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.69
    • Homer, Odyssey, 21.11
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 511
    • Homer, Iliad, 10.459
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.443
    • Homer, Iliad, 8.266
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