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μέτωπ-ον , τό, also μέτωπ-ος , , Gloss. (s.v.l.): (μετά, ὤψ):—prop.
A.the space between the eyes (Arist.HA491b12), brow, forehead, “ δὲ προσιόντα [ἤλασεν] μέτωπον ῥινὸς ὑπὲρ πυμάτηςIl.13. 615, etc.; “στίγματα ἔχων ἐν τῷ μ.IG42(1).121.48 (Epid., iv B.C.); “χαλάσας τὸ μ.Ar.V.655; mostly of men, but of a horse in Il.23.454, cf. S.El.727; of a boar, X.Cyr.1.4.8; of a dog, Id.Cyn.4.1: in pl., of a single person, Od.6.107, E.Hel.1568, etc.; “τὰ μέτωπ᾽ ἀνέσπασενAr.Eq.631.
2. metaph., γαίας μ., of Etna, Pi.P.1.30.
II. front, face of anything, as a wall or building, Hdt.1.178, 2.124; τεῖχος ὡς ἐπὶ δέκα σταδίους . . μ. ἕκαστον measuring 10 stades on each face, Id.9.15, cf. IG22.463.66, 7.4255.19, BCH20.324.65 (Lebad.); τὰ μ. τῶν κλιμακτήρων vertical faces of the steps, IG22.244.80; wall extending inwards between two doors, ib.1657.3, 1668.23,59 (dub. sens. in 12.372.30); front or front-line of an army, fleet, etc., A.Pers. 720, etc.; εἰς μ. στῆναι to stand in line, X.Cyr.2.4.2; ἐπὶ μετώπου διιέναι, opp. ἐπὶ κέρως or κέρας (in column), ib.2.4.3; ἐν μετώπῳ καθιστάναι, παρατάξασθαι, ib.2.4.4, HG2.1.23.
2. margin of a book, Gal.15.624, 17(1).80, Marin.Procl.25.
III. = χαλβάνη, or the reed or wood which yields it, Dsc.1.59,3.83.
2. v.l. for νέτωπον (q.v.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (17):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 720
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 631
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 655
    • Euripides, Helen, 1568
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.124
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.178
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.15
    • Homer, Iliad, 13
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.107
    • Sophocles, Electra, 727
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.4.8
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    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 2.4.4
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 2.4.3
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 2.1.23
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 4.1
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