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φράσσω Root ΦΡΑΓ fence in, hedge round, esp. for protection or defence, to fence, secure, fortify, φράξε [τὴν σχεδίην] ῥίπεσσι he fenced the raft with mats, Od.:—Mid., φράξαντο νῆας they fenced in their ships, Il.; φραξάμενοι τὴν ἀκρόπολιν Hdt.; but, ἐφράξαντο τὸ τεῖχος they strengthened it, id=Hdt.; absol. to strengthen one's fortifications, Thuc.:—Pass., φραχθέντες σάκεσιν fenced with shields, Il.; absol., πεφραγμένοι fenced, fortified, prepared for defence, Hdt., Thuc. put up as a fence, φράξαντες δόρυ δουρί, σάκος σάκεϊ joining spear close to spear, shield to shield (so as to make a fence), Il.; φράξαντες τὰ γέρρα having put up the shields as a fence, Hdt. Xen., of dogs, to put down the tail. stop up, block, τὴν ὁδόν Hdt.; τοὺς ἔσπλους Thuc.
2.metaph. to bar, stop: Pass., ἵνα πᾶν στόμα φραγῆι NTest.

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