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ἔρ-εισμα , ατος, τό,
A.prop, stay, support,σκῆπτρα, χειρὸς ἐρείσματαE.HF254 ; ἀμφὶ βάκτροις ἔρεισμα θέμενος,=ἐρεισάμενος, ib.108: in pl., stays of a house, Pl.Lg.793c ; props to keep a boat on shore upright (cf. ἕρμα), Theoc.21.12 ; ἁμμάτων . strong knots, E.HF1036 (lyr.); of the legs which support the body, Arist.PA689b19, IA708b15 ; of the framework of the body, Id.PA655a25, cf. HA532b3 ; of food, “ἀμβροσία γαστρὸς . λεπτῆςArch.Pap.8.256.
2. metaph., of a person, Θήρων᾽ . Ἀκράγαντος pillar of Agrigentum, Pi.O.2.6 ; “Ἑλλάδος . κλειναὶ ἈθᾶναιId.Fr.76, cf. Luc.Dem.Enc.10, Tim.50 ; . Ἀθηνῶν, of the (future) tomb of Oedipus, S.OC58.
b. of good fortune, “εἰς ἀπροσδόκητον . καταντῶσινVett.Val.333.30.
II. contusion, Hp.Fract.11.
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    • Euripides, Heracles, 1036
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    • Euripides, Heracles, 254
    • Plato, Laws, 793c
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 58
    • Hippocrates, De fracturis, 11
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