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ἐμβολ-ή , ,
A.putting in, Thphr.Od.26 (pl.): esp. putting into its place, setting or reduction of a fracture or a dislocated limb, “ἐμβολὴν ποιεῖσθαιHp.Fract.13; mode of setting, Id.Art.2.
2. insertion of a letter, “. ποιεῖσθαιPl.Cra. 437a.
3. lading of a cargo, PStrassb.111.16 (iii B. C.), POxy.62.11 (iii A. D.): esp. shipment of corn to Rome and Constantinople, BGU15ii3 (ii A. D.), etc.; αἰσία . Just.Edict.13.4.1.
II. inroad into an enemy's country, foray, X.An.[4.1.4], HG4.3.10; Θηβαίων . Arist.Pol.1269b37.
2. charge, of a bull, E.HF869; of an army. X. Cyr.7.1.18, Arr.Tact.12.10.
b. esp.ramming of one ship by another, A.Pers.279 (lyr.), 336; ἀντιπρῴροις χρῆσθαι ταῖς . Th.7.36, etc. (opp. προσβολή, collision, ib.70); ἐμβολὰς ἔχειν to receive such charges, X.HG4.3.12; δοῦναι to make them, Plb.1.51.6, etc.; in A.Pers.415 ἐμβολαῖς χαλκοστόμοις with shocks of brazen beaks (nisi leg. ἐμβόλοις).
c. shock of battering-ram, Onos.42.5 (pl.).
3. stroke or discharge of a missile, E.Andr.1130, Plb.8.7.3, Luc.Nigr.36, etc.
4. entrance, pass, X.HG5.4.48; in Hdt.1.191 ἐμβολὴ τοῦ ποταμοῦ is explained by the words τῇ ἐς τὴν πόλιν ἐσβάλλει; also, mouth of a river, Thphr.HP4.11.8.
5. pl., gusts of wind, πνευμάτων σφοδρῶν . Ascl.Tact.12.10.
III. battering-ram, τὸ προέχον τῆς . Th. 2.76.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (19):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 279
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 336
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 415
    • Euripides, Andromache, 1130
    • Euripides, Heracles, 869
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.191
    • Plato, Cratylus, 437a
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.76
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.36
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.1.18
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.3.10
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.3.12
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 5.4.48
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.51.6
    • Polybius, Histories, 8.7.3
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 2
    • Hippocrates, De fracturis, 13
    • Arrian, Tactica, 12.10
    • Onasander, Strategicus, 42.5
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