COMPOUND: παλίντονος, –ον
CATEGORIZATION: A [Adv+N+Suf]
MEANING: ‘bent backward’, i.e. the opposite way to that in which they were drawn
ETYMOLOGY: πάλιν ‘back, backwards‘ + τόν- (nomen actionis τόνος, cfr. τείνω) ‘that by which a thing is stretched, or that which can itself be stretched, cord, brace, band‘ + adj. suf. -ος, -ον
OCCURRENCE: Il. VIII, 266, X, 459; XV, 443; Od. XXI, 11, 59;
CASE: nom. n. sg., acc. n. sg., acc. n. pl.
CLASSIFICATION: determinative – bahuvrῑhi