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παραφυλ-άσσω , Att. παραφύλ-ττω , beside, guard closely, of soldiers in garrison, χώραν, πόλιν, Plb.4.3.7, etc. (Med., Id.5.92.8) : metaph., “π. τὴν ἐλευθερίανId.2.58.2 ; τισὶ τὸ ἀνεπηρέαστον protect, maintain their immunity, POxy.1106.4 (vi A.D.) : abs., to be on guard, Plu. Galb.20.
2. watch, observe narrowly, “τὸ τῆς νεὼς . . ἀεὶ ξυμφέρονPl.Plt.297a ; τὸν φαῦλον παραφυλάττειν δεῖ, μή . . Democr.87 ; π. ἀλλήλους, ἐὰν. . X.Lac.4.4 ; καιρὸν π. ἐν . . watch for a time at which. . , Plu.2.775e ; ἀπ᾽ ὀφθαλμοῦ π. [τινά] keep one in sight, of a dog following and watching a person, ib.969f.
3. watch so as to secure, “π.[τινὰς] ὥστε εἶναι φίλουςPl.Lg.628a ; π. αὑτόν, μὴ . . to be on one's guard, lest . . , Plu.2.418d :—Med., to be on one's guard, Arist.Pr.951a18 ; π. τι stand on one's guard against, Plb.16.14.10.
II. to be guarded, be careful, “περί τιPl.Plt.284a ; π. ἀλλήλους ὅπως μὴ . . Id.Lg.715a ; ὅπως. . Arist.Rh.Al.1424a22 :—Med., “π. μὴ . . τάττεινGp.2.26.1.
III. serve as παραφύλαξ, Jahresh.8.172 (Notium), Ath.Mitt.8.328 (Tralles).
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    • Plato, Laws, 628a
    • Plato, Laws, 715a
    • Plato, Statesman, 284a
    • Plato, Statesman, 297a
    • Xenophon, Constitution of the Lacedaimonians, 4.4
    • Polybius, Histories, 16.14.10
    • Polybius, Histories, 2.58.2
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.3.7
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.92.8
    • Plutarch, Galba, 20
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