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τεῖχος 1

I.a wall, esp. a wall round a city, town-wall, in sg. and pl., Hom.; τειχέων κιθῶνες coats of walls, i. e. walls one within the other, Hdt.; τεῖχος ἐλαύνειν, δέμειν Il., etc.; οἰκοδομεῖν Hdt.; τ. περιβάλλεσθαι moenia sibi circumdare, id=Hdt.; also, τ. περιβάλλεσθαι τὴν πόλιν id=Hdt.; τ. ῥήξασθαι to breach the wall, Il.; so in Prose, τ. καθαιρεῖν, κατασκάπτειν Hdt., etc.
2.τὰ μακρὰ τείχη at Athens were lines of wall connecting the city-wall with the harbours, called respectively τὸ βόρειον or Peiraic, and τὸ νότιον or Phaleric wall.— τεῖχος, τείχη differ from τοῖχος, as Lat. murus, moenia from paries, city-walls from a house-wall; cf. τειχίον.
II.any fortification, a castle, fort, Hdt.: pl. of a single fort, fortifications, id=Hdt.
III.a fortified town, id=Hdt., Xen., etc.; so in pl.
deriv. uncertain

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