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ὅπλον 1

a tool, implement, mostly in pl.:
I.a ship's tackle, tackling, Od., Hes.: esp. ropes, Od., Hdt.:—in sg. a rope, Od., of smiths' tools, Hom.:—in sg., ὅπλον ἀρούρης a sickle, Anth.; δείπνων ὅπλον, of a wine-flask, id=Anth. pl., also, implements of war, arms, Il., etc.:—rarely in sg., a weapon, Hdt., Eur. attic, ὅπλον was the large shield, from which the men-at-arms took their name of ὁπλῖται, Ar., Thuc., etc.:—then, in pl., heavy arms, Hdt., attic; ὅπλων ἐπιστάτης ὁπλίτης, Aesch.; whence,
3.ὅπλα, ὁπλῖται, men-at-arms, Soph., Thuc., etc.
4.τὰ ὅπλα, also, the place of arms, camp, Hdt., Xen.; ἐκ τῶν ὅπλων προϊέναι Thuc.

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