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  • Gk. λόφος = 1. nape; 2. withers (of horse); 3. crest (of hill, ridge, helmet, birds’ crown), tuft (of feathers or hair on crown), comb of fowl; 4. dorsal fin of large fishes; 5. tonsure (shaven zone) in middle of crown performed usu. as religious rite. Pl.: λόφοι.

    July 29, 2012