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ἄγκῡρα, ἡ, anchor, Alc.18.9 (v. ἄγκοινα), Thgn.459; ἄ. βάλλεσθαι, καθιέναι, μεθιέναι, ἀΦιέναι to cast anchor, Pi.I.6(5).13, Hdt.7.36, A.Ch. 662, X.An.3.5.10; ἄ. αἴρειν, αἴρεσθαι to weigh anchor, Plu.Pomp.50, 80; ἀνέλοιο AP10.1 (Leon.); τὰς νέας ἔχειν ἐπ' ἀγκυρέων Hdt.6.12; ὁρμίζειν Th.7.59; ἐπ' ἀγκυρέων ὁρμεῖν ride at anchor, Hdt.7.188; νηῦς μιῆς ἐπ̓ ἀγκύρης [ον̓κ ἀσΦ]αλὴς ὁρμεῦσα Herod.1.41; ἐπ̓ ἀγκύρας ἀποσαλεύειν D.50.22, cf. E.Hel.1071; prov, ἀγαθαὶ πέλοντ' ..δύ' ἄγκυραι 'tis good to have 'two strings to your bow', Pi.O.6.101; ἐπὶ δυοῖν ἀγκύραιν ὁρμεῖν αὐτοὺς ἐᾶτε D.56.44, cf. Plu.Sol.19; ἄ. δ' ἥ μου τὰς τύχας ὤχει μόνη E.Hel.277; ἐπὶ τῆς αὐτῆς (sc. ἀγκύρας) ὁρμεῖν τοῖς πολλοῖς, i.e. 'to be in the same boat' with the many, D.18.281; εἰσζ μητρζ παῖδες ἄγκυραι βίου S.Fr.685; οἴκων ἄ., of a son, E.Hec.80; ἱερὰ ἄ., last hope, Luc.JTr.51.

II. pruning-hook, Thphr.CP 3.2.2.

III. = αἰδοῖον, Epich.191.