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λόχος 1 λέγω1 ambush, i. e.
1.a place of ambush, place for lying in wait, Hom., Eur.
2.the act of lying in wait, λόχον εἷσαι to place an ambuscade, Hom.; λέγεσθαι ἐς λόχον to lie in ambush, Il.:—c. gen. objecti, λόχος θείοιο γέροντος the way to watch him, Od.
3.the men that form the ambush, Il., Eur.
4.any armed band, a body of troops, Od., Trag.:— a body of soldiers, a company, regiment, Xen.:—among the Spartans, a λόχος was the fourth or fifth part of a μόρα Hdt.:— ἱερὸς λ. the sacred company at Thebes, Plut.
5.any body of people, a union for civil purposes, Xen., etc.:—used to transl. the Rom. centuria, Plut., etc.
II.a lying-in, childbirth, parturition, Aesch.

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