τόξον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a cognate of Latin taxus or borrowed from Persian تخش ‎(taχš, crossbow), or both.

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Noun[edit]

τόξον ‎(tóxonn ‎(genitive τόξου); second declension toxon tocon may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek τόξον.

  1. bow (weapon for shooting arrows)
  2. rainbow
  3. arc
  4. anything which is bowed or arched

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References[edit]

  • τόξον in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «τόξον» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «τόξον» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «τόξον» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «τόξον» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • bow idem, page 91.