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οὐρά , Ion. οὐρή , , (akin to ὄρρος)
A.tail, of a lion, “οὐρῇ δὲ πλευράς τε καὶ ἰσχία . . μαστίεταιIl.20.170; of a dog, “οὐρῇ μέν ῥ᾽ γ᾽ ἔσηνεOd. 17.302; of the wolves and lions round the house of Circe, “οὐρῇσιν μακρῇσι περισσαίνοντες10.215; of other animals, Hes. Op.512, Hdt. 2.38,47, Arist.PA689b30, al.; not used of birds (cf. ὀρροπύγιον), Id.HA504a31.
2. = αἰδοῖον, S.Fr.1078, f.l. in Hom.Epigr.12.
II. of an army marching, rearguard, rear, X.An.3.4.38, etc.; οὐ. τοῦ κέρατος rear-rank, ib.6.5.5; κατ᾽ οὐράν τινος ἕπεσθαι to follow in his rear, Id.Cyr.2.3.21, cf. 2.4.3; κατ᾽ οὐ. the rear-rank man, ib.5.3.45; ἐπ᾽ οὐράν to the rear, Id.Ages.2.2; “εἰς οὐράνAel.NA16.33; ἐπ᾽ οὐρᾷ τῶν ἱππέων in rear, X.HG4.3.4; κατ᾽ οὐρὰν προσπίπτειν to attack in rear, Plb.2.67.2.
b. left wing of a phalanx (opp. κεφαλή), Ael. Tact.7.3, Arr.Tact.8.3.
2. ῥήματος οὐρή, i.e. its echo, APl.4.155 (Euod.).
3. ἑπτὰ κλῶνας ἐλαίας ἄρας, τὰς μὲν ἓξ δῆσον οὐρὰν καὶ κεφαλὴν ἓν καθ᾽ ἕν, i.e. tie together the two ends of each twig separately, PMag.Par.1.1250.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (16):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.38
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 512
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.170
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.215
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.302
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 3.4.38
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 6.5.5
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 2.3.21
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 2.4.3
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 5.3.45
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.3.4
    • Xenophon, Agesilaus, 2.2
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 1078
    • Polybius, Histories, 2.67.2
    • Arrian, Tactica, 8.3
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 16.33
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