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κώπη 1 from Root ΚΑΠ, Lat. capio

any handle:
1.the handle of an oar, and generally an oar, Od., Pind., attic; νερτέρᾳ προσήμενος κώπῃ, θαλαμίτης, metaph. of a man of low rank, Aesch.; παραπέμπειν ἐφ᾽ ἕνδεκα κώπαις, a proverb of dub. origin, meaning "to escort with all the honours, " Ar.:—poet. to express ships, σὺν κώπᾳ χιλιοναύτᾳ, of Agamemnon's fleet, Eur.
2.the handle of a sword, the haft, hilt, Lat. capulus, Hom., Soph.
3.the handle of a key, Od.
4.the haft of a torch, Eur.

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