helepolis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἑλέπολις (helépolis, taker of cities), from ελείν (eleín) πόλεις (póleis) ("taking/capturing cities").

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helepolis (plural helepolises or helepoleis)

  1. an ancient Greek siege engine consisting of a wheeled tower containing machines for throwing stones and spears