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φυ^λα^κ-τήριον , τό,
A.guarded post, fort, castle, Hdt.5.52: esp. an outpost communicating with fortifications, Th.4.31,33,110, X.Cyr. 7.5.12: pl., guardrooms, Arist.Pol.1331a20.
2. safeguard, security, Pl.Lg.917b: preservative, D.6.24; amulet, Dsc.5.154, Plu. 2.378b, etc.; among the Jews φυλακτήρια were small rolls of parchment with texts from the Law written on them, bound to the forehead by persons praying, Ev.Matt.23.5; φ. χρυσᾶ, symbols denoting the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt, OGI90.45 (Rosetta, ii B. C.); amulet, PMag.Lond.121.298 (pl.); metaph., “τὸ ὄνομά σου ἔχω ἓν φ. ἐν καρδίᾳPMag.Leid.W.18.2.
3. perh. guard or chain, PLond.ined.2199.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Demosthenes, Philippic 2, 24
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.52
    • Plato, Laws, 917b
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.31
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.5.12
    • New Testament, Matthew, 23.5
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