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τρύπα^ν-ον [υ_], τό, a carpenter's tool,
A.borer, auger, rotated by a thong (cf. τρυπάω), Od.9.385, cf. Pratin.Lyr.1.14, E.Cyc.461, Pl. Cra.388a, Nicoch.9, AP6.205 (Leon.); the boring-point of a siegeengine, Aen.Tact.32.5.
II. a surgical instrument, trepan, Hp. VC18; τ. ὀξὺ καὶ εὐθύ the straight-pointed trepan, Gal.19.129; τ. ἀβάπτιστον, another kind with a guard to prevent its piercing to the brain, Id.10.447.
III. fire-drill (v. “πυρεῖον1), “ἀχάλκευτα τρύπαναS.Fr.708, cf. Thphr.HP5.9.7, Ign.64.
IV. τρύπανα, τά, metaph., fellows who will do nothing without driving, Crates ap. Stob.3.4.50.
2. metaph. of Pan, sens. obsc., Call.Fr.412.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 461
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.14
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.385
    • Plato, Cratylus, 388a
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 708
    • Hippocrates, De capitis vulneribus, 18
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