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τόξον 1 τυγχάνω

I.a bow, Hom.; often in pl., because the ancient bow was of two pieces of horn joined by the πῆχυς in the middle; τόξα τιταίνειν or ἕλκειν to draw the bow, Il.:—as the bow was specially the Oriental weapon, τόξου ῥῦμα meant the Persians, opp. to λόγχης ἰσχύς (the Greek spearmen), Aesch.: —metaph., τόξῳ by guess, id=Aesch. pl. also, bow and arrows, Hom., Hdt., etc.
III.metaph., τόξα ἡλίου its rays, Eur.

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