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περιβολή 1 περιβάλλω

I.anything which is thrown round, a covering, Plat.; χειρῶν περιβολαί embraces, Eur.; so περιβολαί alone, Xen.; περιβολαὶ χθονός, i. e. the grave, Eur.; π. [ξίφεος] a scabbard, id=Eur.: absol. of walls round a town, ἑπτάπυργοι π. id=Eur.
II.a space enclosed, compass, οἰκίης μεγάλης περιβολή a house of large compass, Hdt.
2.a circumference, circuit, Thuc.; π. ποιεῖσθαι to make a circuit, Xen.
1.a compassing, endeavouring after, τῆς ἀρχῆς, Lat. affectatio imperii, id=Xen.
2. π. τοῦ λόγου the whole compass of the matter, long and short of it, Isocr.

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