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ῥυ_τήρ (A), ῆρος, , (ἐρύω (A)) who draws or stretches, . βιοῦ, ὀϊστῶν, drawer of the bow, of arrows, Od.21.173, 18.262.
2. strap by which one holds a horse, rein, Il.16.475 (pl.); σπεύδειν ἀπὸ ῥυτῆρος with loose rein, at full gallop, S.OC900; “ἀπὸ . ἐλαύνειν τοὺς ἵππουςD.H.4.85, cf. 11.33, D.S.19.26 (Phryn.PSp.41 B. expl. ἀπὸ . by ἄνευ χαλινοῦ): “ῥυτῆρα χαλινόνPancrat.Oxy.1085.4; “χαλινὸν . . ἔχον ῥυτῆραςPCair.Zen.659.11 (iii B.C.).
b. strap to flog with, D.19.197, Aeschin.2.157, cf. S.Aj.241 (anap.), Fr.501.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 157
    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 197
    • Homer, Odyssey, 18.262
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 241
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 900
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.475
    • Homer, Odyssey, 21.173
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 501
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 19.26
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 11.33
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 4.85
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