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ἔμβολος , , or ἔμβολον , τό,
A.anything pointed so as to be easily thrust in, a peg, stopper, CIG2855.27, Poll.1.145; linch-pin (masc.), Pherecyd. 37(a) J.: Com. for πέος, Ar.Fr.317 (masc.).
3. brazen beak, ram, masc. in Hdt.1.166, Tab.Heracl.1.166,182; neut. in AP6.236 (Phil.), Paus 6.20.10; gender doubtful in Pi.P.4.191, Th.7.36.
b. οἱ .,= Lat. rostra, tribune of the Roman forum, Plb.6.53.1, Plu.Cat.Mi.44.
4. wedge-shaped order of battle, neut. in X.HG7.5.22, Plb.1.26.16; of a march-formation, Ael.Tact.37.6, Arr.Tact.29.5; “τὸ τρίγωνον σχῆμα ἔμβολόν τε καὶ σφηνοειδὲς ὀνομάζεταιAscl.Tact.7.6; ὅλη [τάξις] λέγεται ἔμβολος ib.11.5.
b. ἔμβολον, τό, half a ῥόμβος (q. v.) of cavalry, ib.7.3, Ael.Tact. 19.5.
5. bolt, bar, E.Ph.114 (neut., anap.).
7. graft, Gp 10.77.4.
8. portico, IG11 (2).161 D 118 (Delos, iii B. C.), Ephes.3 No.8, CIG4662b (Gerasa), interpol. in Hld.2.26; . τῆςκρατίστης βουλῆςBCH11.474 (Lydia).
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    • Euripides, Bacchae, 591
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 114
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.166
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.53
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.36
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 7.5.22
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.26.16
    • Polybius, Histories, 6.53.1
    • Plutarch, Cato Minor, 44
    • Arrian, Tactica, 29.5
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