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παρα-στάτης [στα^], ου, , who stands by or near, defender, “φρουροὶ καὶ π. πυλῶνE.Rh.506.
2. generally, comrade, Pi.N.3.37, A.Pers.957 (lyr.), Hdt. 6.107 (pl.), S.Ant.671, etc. ; the ephebi were bound by oath μὴ καταλείπειν τὸν π., Poll.8.105, cf. Arist.EN1130a30, Stob.4.1.48 ; of a horse, “π. ἐν μάχαιςBabr.76.3 : hence, assistant, supporter, “δίκηςE. Fr.295 ; of the gods, “π. ἀγαθοὺς καὶ συμμάχουςX.Cyr.3.3.21 ; esp. of the Dioscuri, Trag.Adesp. 14.
3. right- or left-hand-man in a chorus when drawn up in order, Arist.Pol. 1277a12, Metaph. 1018b27.
4. official of a collegium, IG14.925 (Portus).
III. the ministers of the Eleven at Athens, AB 296, Phot., EM652.16.
IV. Medic., οἱ π. testicles, Ph.1.45, Ath.9.395f, etc. : personified, in dual, Pl.Com. 174.13 ; also, of the epididymis, Hp.Oss.14, cf. Gal.19.128.
2. of the σπερματικοὶ πόροι, π. ἀδενοειδεῖς, κιρσοειδεῖς, Herophil. ap.Gal.UP14.11, cf. Ruf.Onom. 185, Gal.4.643.
3. in sg., = ὀστέον ὑοειδές, Herophil. ap. Poll.2.202 and Ruf.Onom.155.
V. in a ship, pieces of wood to stay the mast, IG22.1606.36, 1607.5,15,78, 1611.38 : dual παραστάτα ib. 1608.34.
VI. outer vertical standard in plinth of torsion-engine, Ph.Bel.55.10, Hero Bel.91.10.
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    • Aeschylus, Persians, 957
    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1130a.30
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    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 3.3.21
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