previous next

προσβάλλω 1 2 strike or dash against, τί τινι Il.; ἀψῖδα πέτρῳ πρ. letting it dash against, Eur.; τὸν πρὶν ὄλβον ἕρματι πρ. to wreck his happiness on a rock, Aesch.; πρ. θηρία τινί to set them on him, Dem.; πρ. δόρυ τινί Eur.:—without any notion of violence, to put to, apply, μαλακὰν χέρα πρ. [ἕλκει] of a surgeon, Pind.; πρ. παρειὰν παρηίδι Eur.; ὄμματα τέκνοις id=Eur. assign to, procure for, κέρδος τινί Hdt.; πρ. Λακεδαιμονίοις Ὀλυμπιάδα to give them the honour of an Olympic victory, id=Hdt.; πρ. κακὸν τῇ πόλει Aesch.; εὔκλειαν σαυτῇ Soph.; πρ. δεῖμά τινι, Lat. incutere timorem alicui, Eur.
3.with acc. of the object struck, ἀρούρας προσβάλλειν, of the Sun, to strike the earth with his rays, Hom.; of smells, βροτοῦ [ὀσμὴ] με προσέβαλε Ar.
4.metaph. to attend to a thing or to add, Soph.
5.μή μ᾽ ἀνάγκῃ προσβάλῃς τάδ᾽ εἰκαθεῖν do not drive me by force to give way, id=Soph.
II.intr. to strike against, to make an attack or assault upon, τινί Aesch., etc.; πρὸς τὸ τεῖχος Hdt.:—absol. to attack, charge, id=Hdt.; προσβαλὼν αἱρεῖ τὴν πόλιν by assault, Xen. put in with a ship, ἐς τὸν λιμένα Thuc.; πρὸς Τάραντα id=Thuc.; c. dat., Σικελίᾳ id=Thuc.
B.Mid. to throw oneself upon, attack, τινα Il.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: