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ὅλμος (ὄλμος codd. of Hes. and Hdt., v. infr. 11.1), ,
A.a round smooth stone (περιφερὴς λίθος μάρμαρος, Hsch.), “χεῖρας ἀπὸ ξίφεϊ τμήξας ἀπό τ᾽ αὐχένα κόψας, ὅλμον δ᾽ ὣς ἔσσενε κυλίνδεσθαι δι᾽ ὁμίλουIl.11.147 (from which passage it was taken to signify the human trunk, Poll.2.162, EM460.17).
II. later, any cylindrical or bowl-shaped body :
1. mortar, Hes.Op.423, Hdt.1.200, IG22.1126.24, 12(5).872.82(Tenos, iii B. C.), PLille9.9 (iii B. C.), etc.
2. kneadingtrough, Ar.V.201,238.
3. hollow seat on which the Pythia prophesied, hence prov., “ἐν ὅλμῳ κοιμᾶσθαιPlu.Prov.2.14 ; “ἐν . εὐνάσωZen.3.63 ; τοῦ τοίχου τὸ μέρος τοῦ κατὰ τὸν ὅλμον (in the temple of Amphiaraus at Rhamnus), “Ἐφ.Ἀρχ.1909.271.
4. drinking-vessel, Menesth.1.
5. mouthpiece of a flute, Eup.267, cf. Poll.4.70, and v. ὑφόλμιον 11.
7. stone used as a weight, prov. “. ὑπὲρ κεφαλῆςLib.Ep.473.3.
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