ἀσπίς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ἀ- (a-) +‎ σπίζω (spízō, to extend)

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Noun[edit]

ἀσπίς (aspísf (genitive ἀσπίδος); third declension

  1. shield
  2. collective, body of men-at-arms
  3. (military) on the left
    Antonyms: δόρυ (dóru)
  4. a round, flat bowl
  5. a boss or knob on a door
  6. asp, Egyptian cobra
  7. ornament in the form of an asp

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