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φορβ-άς , άδος, , φέρβω) pasture or food, φ. γαῖα bounteous earth, S.Ph.700 (lyr.); but φ. γῆ land that nourished me, Id.Fr.300.
II. out at grass, grazing, φορβάδες ἵπποι, opp. τροφίαι (horses kept in the stable), Arist.HA604a22; “πῶλος ὅπως ἅμα ματέρι φορβάδιE.Ba.167 (lyr.); “οἷον . . πώλους ἐν ἀγέλῃ νεμομένους φορβάδας τοὺς νέους κέκτησθεPl.Lg.666e; “αἴξNic.Th.925; “σύεςA.R. 2.1024: abs., mare, Opp.C.1.386, Hippiatr.15, Epic. in BKT5(1).112.
2. metaph. of women who support themselves by prostitution, Pi.Fr.122.15, S.Fr.720, cf. Poll.7.203.
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    • Euripides, Bacchae, 167
    • Plato, Laws, 666e
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 700
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 300
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 720
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.1024
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