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ῥα_χία , Ion. ῥηχίη , ,
A.flood-tide, opp. ἄμπωτις, Hdt.2.11, 7.198; joined with πλημυρίς (s. v. l.), Id.8.129, cf. Hp. ap. Gal.19.135.
2. the roar of the breakers, metaph. of a crowd of people, “ὄχλου τοιούτου ῥαχίαν ἠθροισμένηνPosidipp.27.11; “. ποιεῖν ἐν δήμῳPlu.2.789d, cf. 791a: prov., “ῥαχίας λαλίστεροςDiogenian.7.99.
2. = ῥάχις 11.1, S.Fr.1088;= “ῥάχις1, Nonn.D.11.182, 39.334 (v. ad fin.). [ῥα^- metri gr. only in late Poets, as AP7.393 (Diocl.); in sense 11.2, Nonn.] (Cogn. with ῥα_σσω, ῥήσσω, and ἀράσσω; τὸν τόπον προσαράττει τὸ κῦμα, Ael.Dion.Fr.427: not cogn. with ῥήγνυμι, which has pan-Hellenic η.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 713
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.198
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.11
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.129
    • Strabo, Geography, 11.1
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 1
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 1088
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.39.4
    • Strabo, Geography, 16.4.23
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.10
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