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πρόβλημα , ατος, τό, (προβάλλω)
A.anything thrown forward or projecting, πόντου π. ἁλίκλυστον sea-washed promontory, S.Aj.1219 (lyr.).
2. hindrance, obstacle, Hp.Nat.Mul.67, Mul.1.20, Ael. NA2.13.
III. anything put forward as an excuse,π. τοῦ τρόπουD.45.69; λαβὼν π. σαυτοῦ παῖδα making a screen of him, S.Ph.1008.
IV. task. business, E.El.985, Gal.11.250.
2. problem in Geometry, etc., Pl.R.530b, Tht.180csq., Plu. Marc.14, 19, etc.; “φυσικὰ π.Epicur.Ep.2p.36U.; οἱ κατὰ πρόβλημα λόγοι (opp. τὰ ἐν τῷ βίῳ) theoretical, Phld.Lib.p.59 O.
3. in the Logic of Arist., question as to whether a statement is so or not, Arist. Top.101b28, cf. 104b1: τὰ π. title of work by Arist., cf. Mete.363a24, PA676a18, GA747b5, cf. προβληματικός; also of the extant work wrongly ascribed to Arist.
5. riddle,π. προβάλλεινLXX Jd.14.12.
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