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τομή 1 τέμνω

I.the end left after cutting, the stump of a tree, Il.; δοκοῦ τ. the end of a beam, Thuc.; λίθοι ἐν τομῇ ἐγγώνιοι stones cut square, id=Thuc.; so, τομῇ προσθεῖσα βόστρυχον having fitted the lock to the place from which it was cut, Aesch.
II.a cutting, hewing, cleaving, ἐν τομᾷ σιδήρου by stroke of iron, Soph.; φασγάνου τομαί Eur.:—as a surgical operation, τομῇ χρῆσθαι Plat.; διὰ καύσεών τε καὶ τομῶν by cautery and the knife, id=Plat.

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