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ἕρκος , εος (ϝέργω): hedge, wall, then the enclosure itself, i. e. the court, Il. 24.306, pl., Od. 8.57, etc.; bulwark, defence against, ἀκόντων, βελέων, Δ 137, Il. 5.316; said of persons, ἕρκος πολέμοιο, ἕρκος Ἀχαιῶν, Α 284, Il. 3.229 (cf. πύργος); ἕρκος ὀδόντων (the ‘fence of the teeth’), used in connections where we should always say ‘lips.’
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