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γέφυ_ρα (Boeot. βέφυρα Stratt.47.5), Lacon. δίφουρα Hsch., Cret. δέφυρα GDI5000 ii
A.b 6 (Gortyn), (used by Hom. only in Il., always in pl.):—dyke, dam, “ποταμῷ πλήθοντι ἐοικὼς χειμάρρῳ, ὅς τ᾽ ὦκα ῥέων ἐκέδασσε γεφύρας: τὸν δ᾽ οὔτ᾽ ἄρ τε γέφυραι ἐεργμέναι ἰσχανόωσιIl.5.88; cf. γεφυρόω: metaph., πολέμοιο γέφυραι, expld. by Sch.Il. as αἱ δίοδοι τῶν φαλάγγων, i. e. the open space between hostile armies, but more prob. limits of the battlefield, Il.4.371, 11.160, etc.; πόντου γ. of the Isthmus of Corinth, causeway through the sea, Pi.N.6.39, cf.I. 4(3).20; so, of the causeway between Athens and Eleusis, Carm.Pop.9; at the Euripus, Str.9.2.2.
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    • Aeschylus, Persians, 736
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.75
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    • Strabo, Geography, 9.2.2
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 2.4.17
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 1.25
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