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πρόβολ-ος , , (προβάλλω)
A.anything that projects:
I. jutting rock, foreland,ἐπὶ προβόλῳOd.12.251: metaph., boulder in the path, obstacle, προβόλοις προσπταίειν D.8.61; “λιμένας προβόλων ἐνέπλησαςId.25.84 (metaph.; also literally, of stones sunk in a harbour, Arr.An.2.21.7); “τὸν λογισμὸν ὡς π. ἐμποδὼν τῇ γλώττῃ κείμενονPlu.2.510a.
2. πρόβολοι ξύλων projecting barriers of wood to break the force of a stream, Id.Caes.22.
3. defence, bulwark, π. πολέμου, of a fortress, X.Cyr.5.3.11 and 23; of a person, shield, guardian,π. ἐμός, σωτὴρ δόμοιςAr.Nu.1161 (lyr., paratrag.).
II. hunting-spear, Hdt.7.76; generally, missile, Ph.Bel.84.11 (pl.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 1161
    • Demosthenes, On the Chersonese, 61
    • Demosthenes, Against Aristogiton 1, 84
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.76
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.251
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 5.3.11
    • Plutarch, Caesar, 22
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 2.21.7
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