τύμπανον

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From τῠ́πτω (túptō, I strike, beat).

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τῠ́μπᾰνον (túmpanonn (genitive τῠμπᾰ́νου); second declension

  1. drum, kettledrum
    • 484 BCE – 425 BCE, Herodotus, 4.76
      ἐς ταύτην δὴ καταδὺς ὁ Ἀνάχαρσις τὴν ὁρτὴν ἐπετέλεε πᾶσαν τῇ θεῷ, τύμπανον τε ἔχων καὶ ἐκδησάμενος ἀγάλματα.
      es taútēn dḕ katadùs ho Anákharsis tḕn hortḕn epetélee pâsan têi theôi, túmpanon te ékhōn kaì ekdēsámenos agálmata.
      Hidden there, Anacharsis celebrated the goddess' ritual with exactness, carrying a small drum and hanging images about himself.
  2. drumstick, staff, cudgel
  3. instrument of torture
  4. cylinder or drum of a piston
  5. wheel

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