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χελών-η , ,
A.tortoise, h.Merc.42,48, Orac. ap. Hdt.1.47,48; χ. χερσαία (cf. infr.2) Arist.PA671a28: prov. of insensibility, “ἰὼ χελῶναι μακάριαι τοῦ δέρματοςAr.V.1292, cf. 429 (lyr.), S.Fr.279, Luc.Vit.Auct.9; of slowness, Plu.2.1082e, Lib.Ep.74.1, etc.
2.ποντιὰς χ.turtle, Crates Com.29; “χ. θαλασσίαArist. l.c., cf. 540a29, Ael.VH1.6, Paus. 1.44.8.
II. tortoise-shell, Ph.2.478.
2. sounding-board of lyre, Plu.2.1030b.
III. pent-house or shed for protecting beseigers, “χ. ξυλίνηX.HG3.1.7, cf. Aen.Tact.32.11; χ. χωστρίς, used to protect sappers and miners, Plb.9.41.1, 10.31.8, Onos.42.3; κριοφόρος, to cover the battering-ram, D.S.20.48, etc., cf. App.Mith.31.
b. = Lat. testudo, overlapping shields, D.C.49.30.
2. a kind of frame or cradle, on which heavy weights were moved by means of rollers underneath, Hero Mech. 3.1 (vol. ii p.294 Schmidt).
3. footstool, Polem.Hist.44, Hsch., Suid.
4. coin bearing the impress of a tortoise, first coined at Aegina, Poll.9.74, Hsch.
5. pl., hillocks, LXXHo.12.11.
6. tomb with arched roof, JHS10.82 (Patara).
7. a kind of bandage, Heliod. ap. Orib.48.66 tit., Sor.Fasc.56.
8. part of a surgical machine, from its slow uniform motion, Orib. 49.4.45.
9. = χελώνιον 111, IG11(2).159A26,60 (Delos, iii B. C.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (15):
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 1292
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 429
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.47
    • Old Testament, Hosea, 12.11
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.44.8
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.1.7
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 279
    • Polybius, Histories, 10.31.8
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.41.1
    • Lucian, Vitarum auctio, 9
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 20.48
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 1.6
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 49.30
    • Onasander, Strategicus, 42.3
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