σκυτάλη

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σκῠτάλη (skutálēf (genitive σκῠτάλης); first declension

  1. A staff, a cudgel, a club
  2. A baton used in Sparta as a cypher for writing dispatches
  3. A pole or staff like those of a sedan chair
  4. A strickle for levelling grain
  5. A wooden tally or ticket on a money bag
  6. A rod of metal or ivory
  7. A scourge whip
  8. A handle or lever in a machine
  9. A handspike for turning a wheel
  10. A sucker from a stem
  11. A serpent of uniform roundness and thickness
  12. (anatomy) A phalanx

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  • Latin: scytalē

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Noun[edit]

σκυτάλη (skytálif (plural σκυτάλες)

  1. (athletics) baton (used in relay races)
  2. (ancient history) stick used for carrying messages in ancient Sparta

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