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πετρόβολ-ος (parox.), ον,
A.throwing stones, X.HG2.4.12.
II. Subst. πετροβόλος, , engine for throwing stones, Plb.5.4.6, LXXJb.41.19, Ath.Mech.34.2, etc.; distd. from καταπέλτης, Plb.8.7.2 (but “καταπέλτας ὀξυβελεῖς τε καὶ πετροβόλουςD.S.18.51, cf. IG22.468.1): neut. πετροβόλα (sc. ὄργανα), opp. δορυβόλα, J.AJ9.10.3.
2. sling, v.l. in LXX 1 Ki.14.14.
III. λίθοι πετρόβολοι hurled as from a sling, of hailstones, ib.Ez.13.11, 13.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 9.10.3
    • Old Testament, Job, 41.19
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 2.4.12
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.4.6
    • Polybius, Histories, 8.7.2
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 18.51
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