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προφυλ-α^κή , ,
A.guard in front; in pl., outposts, vedettes, piquets, X.Cyr.3.3.25, Eq. Mag.7.13, Plu.Caes.39: sg., π. αὐτοῦ his advanced guard, X.HG4.1.24, cf. Plb.5.3.2; ἀριστοποιεῖσθαι διὰ προφυλακῆς with an advanced guard, with outposts, Th.4.30.
II. guarding, guard, “τῶν πόλεωνPlb.5.95.5, cf. D.S.11.2 (pl.).
III. watch, vigil, LXX Ex.12.42, al.
IV. caution, “προφυλακῇ χρῆσθαι περί τιPh.1.283.
2. precaution, c.gen., against . ., Id.2.368, al., cf. Epicur.Oxy.215 iii 14: Medic., προφυλακῆς χάριν as a precaution, Sor.1.118, cf. Dsc.2.47.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 11.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.30
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 3.3.25
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.1.24
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.3.2
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.95.5
    • Old Testament, Exodus, 12.42
    • Plutarch, Caesar, 39
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