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ὄνος 1 ass, Il., Hdt., etc.:—proverb.,
1.περὶ ὄνου σκιᾶς for an ass's shadow, i. e. for nothing at all, Lat. de lana caprina, Ar., Plat.
3.ἀπ᾽ ὄνου πεσεῖν, of one who gets into a scrape by his own clumsiness, with a pun on ἀπὸ νοῦ πεσεῖν, Ar.
4.ὄνος ἄγων μυστήρια, of one heavily laden, id=Ar.
5.ὄνου ὑβριστότερος, of brutality, Xen.
6.ὄνου ὦτα λαβεῖν, like Midas, Ar.
II.ὄνων φάτνη a luminous appearance between the ὄνοι (two stars in the breast of the Crab), Lat. praesepe, Theocr.
III.from the ass as a beast of burden,
1.a windlass, pulley, Hdt.
2.the upper millstone, ὄνος ἀλέτης Xen.:—so, μύλος ὀνικός NTest.
3.a beaker, wine-cup, Ar.

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