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πύργος 1

I.a tower, Il., Hdt., etc.:—in pl. the city walls with towers, Il.; so, collectively, in sg., Od., Eur.
b.a movable tower for storming towns, Xen.
2.metaph. a tower of defence, as Ajax is called πύργος Ἀχαιοῖς, Od.; παῖς ἄρσην πατέρ᾽ ἔχει πύργον μέγαν Eur.; θανάτων π. a tower of defence from deaths, Soph.
3.the highest part of any building, where the women lived, Il.
II.troops drawn up in close order, a column, id=Il.; cf. πυργηδόν.

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