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ὑποζύγι-ον [ζῠ], τό, beast for the yoke, beast of draught or burden, Thgn.126, Hdt.9.39, Pl.Lg.873e, etc.: pl., Hdt.1.167, 3.25, 9.24,39, 41, etc.; ὑποζύγια καλούμενα πάντα ὁμοίως, βοῦς, ἡμιόνους, ἵππους X.Oec.18.4: as Adj., ὑποζύγιαι ἡμίονοι Ar.Byz. ap. Eust.1625.41; ὑ. ζῷα PMasp.2 ii 3 (vi A. D.).

II. later specifically an ass, LXX Za. 9.9, Ev.Matt.21.5, 2 Ep.Pet.2.16; ἡμίονοι καὶ ὑποζύγια PCair.Zen.158, (iii B. C.); βοῦς ἢ ὑ. ἢ πρόβατον PPetr.3p.56 (iii B. C.); οὖρον οἷον ὑποζυγίου Hp.Aph.4.70.