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χάσμα , ατος, τό, (χαίνω)
A.yawning chasm, gulf, χ. μέγα, of Tartarus, Hes.Th.740; “Ταρτάρου . . ἄβυσσα χ.E.Ph.1605; “χ. γῆςHdt. 7.30; “τὰ χ. τῆς γῆςPl.Phd.111e; χθονός, πέτρας, E.Ion281, IT626; “σεισμοὶ καὶ χάσματαJul.Laod. in Cat.Cod.Astr.1.134.
II. open, gaping mouth,χ. θηρόςE.HF363 (lyr.); as forming a helmet, Id.Rh.209; of a yawning gulf,χάρυβδις . . ἄρμα περιβαλοῦσα χάσματιId.Supp.501; “Σκύλλης χάσμασινAP11.379 (Agath.); χ. φάρυγος, of a lion, ib.6.218 (Alc.); “χ. ὀδόντωνAnacreont.24.4, etc.
III. generally, any wide opening,θυρέτρων χ. ἀχανέςParm.1.18; also, expanse, of the sky and sea, “χ. πελάγεος τὸ δὴ Αἰγαῖον καλέεταιHdt. 4.85; “τὸ χ. τοῦ οὐρανοῦPl.R.614d.
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