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πυργ-όω ,
A.gird or fence with towers, “Θήβης ἕδος ἔκτισαν . . πύργωσάν τεOd.11.264, cf. Hom.Epigr.4.3, Orac. ap. Hdt.1.174, E.Ba.172:— Med., fortify, “ὀχυράX.Cyr.6.1.20; “ἄστηMoschio Trag.6.27:—Pass., “κορυφαὶ πεπυργωμέναιStr.12.3.39.
2. metaph., fence, protect, “δέμας ἀσπίδιNonn.D.30.52, etc.
3. πυργωθείς furnished with a tower, of an elephant, AP9.285 (Phil.).
II. metaph., raise up to a towering height, “πυργωθέντα πλοῦτονB.3.13; πρῶτος . . πυργώσας ῥήματα σεμνά the first . . 'to build the lofty rhyme', Ar.Ra.1004; τέχνην . . ἐπύργωσ᾽ οἰκοδομήσας ἔπεσιν μεγάλοις κτλ. Id.Pax749; so “ἀοιδὰς εὐδαιμονίας ἐπύργωσεE.Supp.998 (lyr.), cf. AP7.39 (Antip. Thess.): hence, exalt, lift up, “π. ἄνω τὸ μηδὲν ὄνταE.Tr.612; Τροίαν ib.844 (lyr.); <“ὑμᾶς> . . τυραννίσι πατὴρ ἐπύργουId.HF475; of doctors, πυργοῦντες αὑτούς magnifying themselves, Men.497 (= Mimn.Trag.2); π. χάριν exalt, exaggerate it, E.Med.526; “δὶς τόσα π. τῶν γιγνομένωνId.Heracl. 293 (anap.); “τὴν τέχνηνLib.Ep.834.5; καθαροῖς λούμασι adorn (the city) with . ., Epigr.Gr.903: also intr., declaim, “μάταιον τὸ πυργοῦν λέγοντα . . Phld.Mort.33:—Pass., exalt oneself, τῇδ᾽ ἐπυργοῦτο στολῇ, of a horse, A.Pers.192; πεπύργωσαι θράσει, λόγοις, E.Or.1568, HF 238.
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