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προσβολή 1 προσβάλλω

I.a putting to, application, e. g. of the touchstone (v. βάσανος), Aesch.; of the cupping-glass, Arist.; φίλιαι πρ. προσώπων, of kisses, Eur.; absol. a kiss or embrace, id=Eur.
II.(from intr. sense) a falling upon, an attack, assault, Hdt., etc.; πρ. Ἀχαιΐς an assault of the Achaeans, Aesch.
2.generally, attacks, assaults, visitations, προσβολαὶ Ἐρινύων id=Aesch.; μιασμάτοιν id=Aesch.
3.without any hostile sense, an approach, a means of approach, προσβολὴν ἔχειν τῆς Σικελίας to afford a means of entering Sicily, Thuc.:—of ships, a landing-place, place to touch at, id=Thuc.; ἐν προσβολῇ εἶναι to be a place for ships to touch at, id=Thuc.

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