τρίβολος

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τρῐ́βολος (tríbolosm (genitive τρῐβόλου); second declension

  1. name of various prickly plants:
    1. water chestnut (Trapa natans)
    2. caltrop (Tribulus terrestris)
    3. Virgin's mantle (Fagonia cretica)
    4. prickly parsnip (Echinophora spinosa)
  2. caltrop, a four-spiked implement thrown on the ground to lame the enemy's horses
  3. larger contrivance for stopping boulders thrown down a slope
  4. instrument hung from the walls of a fortress as a defence against battering rams
  5. kind of incendiary missile
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  • Latin: tribulus

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin trībulum (threshing sledge).

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τρίβολος (tríbolosm (genitive τρῑ́βόλου); second declension

  1. threshing sledge, a board with sharp stones fixed in the bottom
    Synonym: τυκάνη (tukánē)
  2. part of the bit of a bridle
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