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περίβολος , ον, (περιβάλλω)
A.compassing, encircling, “στέφεαE.IA 1477 (lyr.) ; “κάνναιPherecr.63.
II. as Subst. περίβολος, , = περιβολή, ἐχίδνης περίβολοι spires or coils of a serpent, E.Ion993: in pl., π. λάϊνοι, of a tomb, Id.Tr.1141 : sg., enclosing wall, Hdt.1.181 ; of a town wall, Th.1.89 ; ἐν οἰκείῳ π. in a cage of his own, Pl.Tht.197c ; of the body as the case of the soul, Id.Cra.400c ; “περίβολοι οἰκήσεωνId.R.548a ; wall of the heart, Hp.Cord.4.
2. area enclosed, enclosure, “π. νεωρίωνE.Hel.1530 ; τῆς πόλεως π. Pl.Lg.759a ; “ἀμπελώνωνPGrenf.2.28.13 (ii B.C.); of a temple, precinct, “π. ἱεροῦLXX Si. 50.2, cf. 2 Ma.6.4, 4 Ma.4.11, J.AJ15.11.5, Porph.Abst.2.54 ; τῶν Ὡρῶν π. BMus.Inscr.1044 (Attaleia): metaph., “πρόθυρα καὶ περιβόλους καὶ αὐλὰς τῇ ἀρχῇ περιέθηκενPlu.Sol.32.
III. neut., περίβολα πυρὶ φλεγόμενα fire-balls, Tim.Pers.27.
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    • Plato, Laws, 759a
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    • Plato, Theaetetus, 197c
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.89
    • Old Testament, 2 Maccabees, 6.4
    • Old Testament, Ecclesiasticus, 50.2
    • Plutarch, Solon, 32
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