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ῥόπτρον , τό, (ῥέπω)
A.the wood in a trap which falls when touched and catches the mouse, Archil.90, Poll.7.115: metaph., δίκης ἔπαισεν αὐτὸν . E.Hipp.1172.
II. musical instrument of the Corybantes, tambourine or kettle-drum, Corn.ND30, Luc.Trag. 36, Orph.Frr.105,152, AP6.74 (Agath.); “. βυρσοπαγῆ καὶ κοῖλα περιτείναντες ἠχείοις χαλκοῖςPlu.Crass.23; cf. “ῥόμβοςA.1.3.
III. knocker on a door, E.Ion 1612 (troch.), Ar.Fr.39, Lys.6.1, X.HG6.4.36; cf. “ῥόπαλον111.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 1172
    • Euripides, Ion, 1612
    • Lysias, Against Andocides, 1
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 6.4.36
    • Plutarch, Crassus, 23
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