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Headword: *trigxo/s
Adler number: tau,966
Translated headword: fence
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] small wall, parapet, enclosure.[1]
Babrius [writes]: "a wolf was passing a fence, when a ram, peeping over the top, said many insulting things to him."[2]
"Plato extolling dialectic philosophy calls it a fence of philosophy".[3]
Greek Original:
*trigxo/s: teixi/on, stefa/nh, peri/fragma. *ba/brios: lu/kos parh/|ei trigxo/n, e)/nqen e)kku/yas a)rneio\s au)to\n e)/lege polla\ blasfh/mws. o(/ti *pla/twn th\n diairetikh\n filosofi/an e)cumnw=n trigxo\n filosofi/as au)th\n le/gei.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. For further, similar glosses see tau 967. Late form for qrigxo/s; see LSJ at web address 1.
[2] Babrius 96.1-2.
[3] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentary on Aristotle's Topica 1.14-15 Hayduck. The Plato passage is Republic 7.534E (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: architecture; biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; philosophy; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 December 2000@01:58:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 21 May 2001@09:03:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 5 April 2010@08:12:20.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 15 August 2011@07:13:04.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 16 August 2011@11:59:52.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 6 October 2013@01:39:35.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 January 2014@06:07:14.
David Whitehead on 23 February 2014@07:06:49.
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