φράσσω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unclear. The traditional connection with Latin farciō is quite uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

φράσσω (phrássō)

  1. to fence in, hedge around, secure, fortify
  2. to put up as a fence
    1. (of dogs) put down one's tail
  3. to stop up, block
    1. (figuratively) to bar, stop
      • 250-350 BC, Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae 157.D
      • New Testament, Romans 3.19, (Compare 2 Corinthians 11.10)

Inflection[edit]

In Attic the rho and alpha are sometimes transposed (e.g. πέφαργμαι (péphargmai) for πέφραγμαι (péphragmai)).

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