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τόξον , τό,
A.bow, Il.4.124, etc.: freq. in pl. τόξα for sg., “τόξ᾽ ὤμοισιν ἔχων ἀμφηρεφέα τε φαρέτρην1.45, al., cf. Pi.P.3.101, S.Ph.654; sts. in Prose, Heraclit. 51, Hdt.2.106, PEleph.5.8 (iii B. C.); ἐτιταίνετο . . τόξα drew the bow, Il.5.97; also “τόξον τιταίνειB.9.43; τόξον ἕλκετ᾽ (v.l. εἷλκεν) Il.11.582; “τόξου πῆχυν ἀνέλκειν13.583; τόξον τείνειν, ἐντείνειν, A.Ag.364 (anap.), Fr.83; “τ . . . ἐντανύσαιOd.21.245, cf. Hdt.2.173; “κυκλοτερὲς μέγα τ. ἔτεινεIl.4.124, cf. E.Ba.1066; τόξου ῥῦμα (i.e. the Persians, the bow being an oriental weapon), opp. λόγχης ἰσχύς (i.e. the Greeks), A.Pers.147 (anap.).
2.τόξῳby guess, Id.Ch.1033.
3. bowmanship, archery,τόξων ἐῢ εἰδώςIl.2.718, al.; “τόξοισιν πίσυνος5.205, cf. 13.716; “ τέχνη τῶν τ.Hdt.1.73; “πρὸς τόξου κρίσινS.Tr.266; τόξῳ (sc. νικῶν) SIG1061.10 (Samos, ii B. C.).
II. in pl. also, bow and arrows,τόξα πεπτεῶτ᾽ ἄλλυδις ἄλλαIl.21.502, cf. Hdt.3.78, S.Ph.68, al.; sts. in pl. for the arrows only, ib.652, Pl.Lg.815a.
III. metaph., τόξα ἡλίου its rays, E.HF 1090; ἀμπελίνοις τόξοις δαμέντες, of the effects of wine, Pi.Fr.218; “τόξον μερίμνηςTrag.Adesp.354; κότταβος . . ὃν σκοπὸν ἐς λατάγων τόξα καθιστάμεθα for shooting of liquor from the cup, Critias 2.2.
IV. rainbow, Aeschrio 4, LXXGe.9.13, Hsch. s.v. εἴρη.
2. arch, AP9.694.
3. curved support, cradle used in amputations, Archig. ap. Orib.47.13.6; part of a carriage or cart, PPetr.2p.133, 3p.144 (iii B. C.).
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    • Homer, Iliad, 13.716
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.718
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