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χᾰράδρ-α, Ion. χαράδρη, ἡ, mountain-stream, torrent, which cuts itself (χαράσσει) a way down the mountain-side, κλειτῦς τότ' ἀποτμήγουσι χαράδραι Il.16.390, cf. D.P.1077; οἴνῳ ..ἅπασ' ἔρρει χ. TeleclId.1.4 (anap.); χ. χειμερίη A.R.4.460; χ. χειμάρρους καὶ βαθεῖα Plb.10.30.2; φωνὴ χαράδρας ὄλεθρον τετοκυίας (of a loud, harsh voice), Ar.V.1034 (anap.); χ. κατελήλυθεν, of a torrent of words, Pherecr.51.

II. the bed of such a stream, gully, ravine, κοίλης ἔντοσθε χαράδρης Il.4.454; cf. Hdt.9.102, Th.3.98,107, X.An. 3.4.1, D.55.5; χ. κρημνώδης Th.7.78; ἡ Νεμεὰς χ. Aeschin.2.168, cf. X.HG4.2.15.

2. metaph. of wounds produced by scourging, Lib.Or.57.16.

3. prov., Οἰνώνη (fort. Οἰνόη) τὴν χ. of those who bring misfortune on themselves, interpol. in Str.8.6.16.