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παλάμη 1

I.the palm of the hand, the hand, Hom., Pind.; πάσχειν τι ὑπ᾽ Ἄρηος παλαμάων by the hands of Ares, Il.:—hence a deed of force, Soph.
2.the hand as used in works of art, Hes.
II.metaph. cunning, art, a device, plan, method, Hdt., etc.; π. βιότου a device for one's livelihood, Theogn.: of the gods, θεοῦ σὺν παλάμᾳ, θεῶν παλάμαι, παλάμαις Διός by their arts, Pind.; παλάμας πλέκειν Ar.; π. πυριγενής a fire-born instrument, i. e. a sword, Eur.

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