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ἐρύκω akin to ἐρύω keep in, hold back, keep in check, curb, restrain, Hom.:—c. gen., μή με ἔρυκε μάχης keep me not from fight, Il.:—c. inf. to hinder from doing, Eur.:—absol. to hinder, Il. detain a guest, Hom.:—but also, to detain by force, to withhold, confine, id=Hom. ward off, Lat. arcere, ἄκοντα, λιμόν id=Hom. keep apart, separate, Il.
II.Pass. to be held back, detained, Od.:— to hold back, keep back, id=Od. be kept away, Hdt.
3.ἀνέδην χῶρος ἐρύκεται the place is remissly guarded, i. e. is open to all, Soph.

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