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φορβ-ειά , , (φέρβω), written φορβεά PCair.Zen.781.16 (iii B. C.), Sor.Fasc.14, al.; φορβέα cod. Hsch.; also φορβαία (q. v.):—
II. mouthband of leather put like a halter round the lips of fifers or pipers, to assist them in regulating the sound, Ar.V.582 (anap.), Plu.2.456b: hence φυσᾷ . . φορβειᾶς ἄτερ blows the pipes without this check, i. e. too loud, S.Fr.768.
III. a bandage, Heliod. ap. Orib.48.39 tit., Sor.l.c., Paul.Aeg.6.92.
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    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 582
    • Strabo, Geography, 15.1.52
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