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πτέρνη (Hp.Art.3, Epid.5.48, Phot.), later πτέρνα^ (Lyc.500, LXX Ge.3.15, etc.), ,
A.heel, Il.22.397,, Arist.HA494b7; under part of the heel, A.Ch.209 (pl.); heel-bone, Gal.2.776, al.: prov., “εἴπερ τὸν ἐγκέφαλον . . μὴ ἐν ταῖς π. φορεῖτεD.7.45.
2. hoof, LXX Jd.5.22.
3. heel of a shoe, Herod.7.21, Phryn.PSp.69B.
4. footstep, LXX Ca.1.8.
II. metaph., foot or lower part of anything, “πύργωνLyc.442; “τῆς μηχανῆςPlb.8.6.2; of a mast, Asclep.Myrl. ap. Ath.11.474f (but, waist of a ship, Hero *Stereom.2.52).
2. butt-end of the ἀγκών of a torsion-engine, Ph.Bel.59.30,66.2; of a surgical machine, Orib.49.4.9,al.
III. ham (mock Epicism formed from Lat. perna), Batr.37; f.l. for πέρνα in Aët.15.15, Paul.Aeg.7.17.74 (πέρνα correctly in 4.32).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 209
    • Demosthenes, On the Halonnesus, 45
    • Homer, Iliad, 22.397
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 3.15
    • Polybius, Histories, 8.6.2
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 3
    • Hippocrates, De morbis popularibus, 5.48
    • Old Testament, Canticles, 1.8
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