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τεῦχος, εος, τό, (τεύχω) prop. tool, implement:—
but mostly in pl. τεύχεα,

I. implements of war, armour, arms, freq. in Ep.; more precisely, ἀρήϊα τεύχεα, πολεμήϊα τ., Il.14.381, 7.193; χρύσεια, χαλκήρεα, 10.439, 15.544; ποικίλα, αἰόλα παμφανόωντα, μαρμαίροντα, 3.327, 5.295, 18.617; always of a warrior's whole armour, harness, ἀρήϊα τεύχεα δύω 6.340, cf. 7.193, al.; ἐς τεύχε' ἔδυνον Od.24.498; κατὰ τεύχε' ἔδυν Il.4.222, cf. 6.504, al.; Πάτροκλον περὶ τεύχεα ἕσσε 18.451; ἀπέδυσε, ἐξεδύοντο, 4.532, 3.114, cf. 13.182, al.; also χαλκήρεα τεύχε' ἀπ' ὤμων συλήσειν 15.544; Ἕκτορι δ' ἥρμοσε τεύχε' ἐπὶ χροί̈ 17.210: Trag. τεύχη A.Myrm. in PSI11.1211.17, S.Aj.572,577, E.Andr.617, etc.; uncontr. τεύχεα S.Ph.398 (lyr.).

2. pl. also, the gear of a ship, oars and the like , ἐγκοσμεῖτε τὰ τ. νηί̈ μελαίνῃ Od.15.218; τ. δέ σφ' ἀπένεικαν 16.326.

II. in Trag. (rarely in Prose, v. infr.) a vessel of any kind, e.g. bathing-tub, A.Ag.1128 (lyr., Blomf. κύτει, metri gr.); cinerary urn, τεύχη καὶ σποδός ib.435 (lyr.), cf. S.El.1114,1120, Riv.Fil.57.379 (Crete); balloting-urn, A. Ag.815, Eu.742; vase for libations, Id.Ch.99, E.IT168 (lyr.); vase or ewer for water, Id.Hec.609, Andr.167, Diocl.Fr.129; cup, E.Ion 1184; amphora, A.Fr.108; scent-pot, ib.180.5 (pl.); matula, S.Fr. 565; pot or jar, X.An.5.4.28; ξύλινα τ. chests, ib.7.5.14; ἀλφίτων τ. a meal-barrel, Id.HG1.7.11; bee-hive, Arist.HA625a26; capsule of a poppy, Nic.Fr.74.52.

III. Medic., of the vessels of the body, Hp.Loc.Hom.1,24; also, the human frame, body, as holding the intestines, Id.Epid.6.2.1, Arist.Phgn.810b19; τεῦχος νεοσσῶν λευκόν an egg, E.Hel.258.

IV. case for holding papyrus rolls, ά τεύχους, ά τόμου, κολλήματος ρδ' PRyl.220.78 (ii A.D.); roll of writing-material, πεποίηται διπλῆν τὴν ..ἀναγραφὴν ἐν βυβλίνοις καὶ δερματίνοις τεύχεσιν Inscr.Prien.114.30, cf. 11 (i B.C); κελεύσας εἰς τάξιν ἀποδοῦναι τὰ τ. Aristeas 179; καθὼς ἀνεγνώσθη τὰ τ. Id.310, cf. Sm.Is.8.1 (where LXX has τόμος); βίβλων ..ἐν τεύχεϊ τῷδε πεντάς AP9.239 (Crin.); τ. βιβλειδίων BGU970.4 (ii A.D.); τ. συγκολλησίμων βιβλειδίων POxy.2131.4 (iii A.D.); τ. = volumen, Gloss.: hence πεντάτευχος, ὀκτάτευχος.

V. masonry, fabric, ἀνεκτίσθη τὸ τ. τοῦτο Sammelb.7439.7 (vi A.D.).