ἀσπίς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ἀ- + σπίζω I extend

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ἀσπίς (aspís) (genitive ἀσπίδος) f, third declension

  1. shield
  2. collective, body of men-at-arms
  3. military phrase on the left (δόρυ on the right)
  4. of a round, flat bowl
  5. a boss small seat on the door
  1. asp, Egyptian cobra
  2. ornament in this form

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References[edit]

  • LSJ
  • Index in Eustathii commentarios in Homeri Iliadem et Odysseam By Matthaeus Devarius Page 71