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ἑκατόμβη). A word whose original meaning was a sacrifice of a hundred oxen; but in early times it was applied generally to any great sacrifice, without any idea either of oxen or definite number. Mr. A. Platt in the (Eng.) Journal of Philology for 1893, makes ἑκατόμβη to mean originally one ox in each hundred. See Sacrificium.

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