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ἡνίαι). Mostly in the plural. Reins for driving; hence ἡνίοχος, a charioteer or driver.


ῥυταγωγεύς). A halter-rope (Ammian. xix. 8, 7).


The sheets of a sail—i. e. the ropes by which the lower ends of the sail are braced or slacked (Val. Flacc. iv. 679).


The word is also used in general of any strap or thong, as the strap of a spear (see Amentum), the thong of a sandal (Gell. xiii.21.2), of a helmet (Val. Flacc. vi. 365), the thong of a whip (Ovid, Her. ix. 81), and in medicine, a bandage (Suet. Aug. 80).

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    • Suetonius, Divus Augustus, 80
    • Ovid, Epistulae, 9.55
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 13.21.2
    • Ammianus Marcellinus, Rerum Gestarum, 19.8.7
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