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στέλεχ-ος , εος, τό, also Luc.VH1.8, Poll.10.166, cj. in Alciphr. 3.55:— of the root, whence the stem or trunk springs, “δρυὸς ἐν στελέχειPi.N.10.61, cf. Hdt.8.55, Arist.Ath.60.2; αἴγειρος . . δεδιχασμένη ἑνὸς ἐκ στελέχους Lyr. in Philol.80.334.
2. trunk, log, “στελέχη φέρεινAr.Lys.336 (lyr.); “ἐκπρεμνίζειν στελέχηD.43.69; εἰσδυόμενος εἰς τὰ ς., of hollow trunks, Arist.HA559a10; “κύων ς. ἔτεκεHecat.15 J.
3. metaph., blockhead, Lysipp.7.
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    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 336
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 60.2
    • Demosthenes, Against Macartatus, 69
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.55
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