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Headword: *pro/bolon
Adler number: pi,2348
Translated headword: bulwark
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning an] embankment, bastion.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] pro/bolos e)mo/s ["my bulwark"], [meaning someone] protecting, a champion, a wall, security. Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "my bulwark, saviour to households."[2]
Greek Original:
*pro/bolon: pro/molon, pro/maxon. kai\ *pro/bolos e)mo/s, proballo/menos, prosta/ths, tei=xos, a)sfa/leia. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: pro/bolos e)mo/s, swth\r do/mois.
Notes:
See also pi 2350, pi 2351, pi 2352, pi 2353.
[1] Accusative case, with the same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius pi1194 Theodoridis); evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 1161 (Strepsiades on his son), with scholion; cf. generally pi 2343.
Keywords: architecture; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Kyle Heath on 16 November 2005@17:33:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 17 November 2005@01:49:45.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 17 November 2005@03:20:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 November 2011@07:55:09.
David Whitehead on 14 October 2013@07:22:54.

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