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πολι^ορκ-έω , fut.
A.-ήσωX.Cyr.7.5.12:aor. “-ησαAr.Lys.281, Th.1.61, etc.:—Pass., fut. “-ηθήσομαιX.HG4.8.5; in med. form -ήσομαι, Hdt. 5.34, 8.49, Th.3.109, X.HG7.5.18, Cyr.6.1.15: aor. “ἐπολιορκήθηνIsoc. 6.57: pf. πεπολιόρκημαι ἐκ-) Th.7.75: (πόλις, ἕρκος):—besiege, Hdt. 1.17,154, Ar.V.685, Lys.281, etc.; οἱ πολιορκοῦντες the besiegers, opp. οἱ κατακεκλειμένοι, Isoc.6.40:—Pass., to be besieged, in a state of siege, Hdt.1.81, al.; ὑπό τινος ib.26; also of a fleet, to be blockaded, Isoc.4.142; of Scamander, to be blocked, dammed back,ὑπὸ ἈχιλλέωςPl.Prt. 340a.
2. metaph., “π. τῆς ψυχῆς τὸ φρόνημαPorph.Chr.28:—Pass., to be besieged, pestered,ὑπὸ τῶν συκοφαντῶν -ούμενοι πολιορκίανPl.Alc. 2.142a, cf. R.453a, X.Mem.2.1.13, UPZ6.33 (ii B.C.); of a banker, “π. περὶ ἀργυρίουPCair.Zen.62(a)4 (iii B.C.): in Medicine, to be blocked, Dsc.5.6.13.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (19):
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 281
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 685
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.34
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.49
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.17
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.81
    • Isocrates, Panegyricus, 142
    • Isocrates, Archidamus, 40
    • Isocrates, Archidamus, 57
    • Plato, Republic, 453a
    • Plato, Protagoras, 340a
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.61
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 6.1.15
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.5.12
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.8.5
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 7.5.18
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 2.1.13
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.109
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.75
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