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Headword: *probola/s
Adler number: pi,2345
Translated headword: defences
Vetting Status: high
Meaning safeguards from cities or forts or certain other powers adopted with a view to being safe and strong. So Demosthenes [sc. uses the word].[1] In Aeschines the word "probole" arose from putting the name of someone forward as a wrongdoer.[2]
Greek Original:
*probola/s: a)nti\ tou= a)sfalei/as e)k po/lewn h)\ teixw=n h)\ tinw=n a)/llwn duna/mewn e)pi\ swthri/a| kai\ kra/tei ginome/nwn. ou(/tws *dhmosqe/nhs. para\ de\ *ai)sxi/nh| h( probolh\ tou)/noma ge/gonen a)po\ tou= proba/llesqai/ tina a)dikei=n.
Abbreviated from Harpokration s.v. The headword noun (pi 2346) is here accusative plural.
[1] [Demosthenes] 17.25 (web address 1).
[2] Aeschines 2.145. This is the Athenian legal procedure of probole, for which see already under pi 2327 (Demosthenes 21.1), and again pi 2346.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 December 2000@11:45:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 14 August 2004@01:55:15.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 16 August 2004@04:06:09.
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