φρουρά

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Related to φρουρός (phrourós).

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φρουρᾱ́ (phrourā́f (genitive φρουρᾶς); first declension (Attic)

  1. (uncountable) the duty of watching, guarding; lookout
    • 458 BCE, Aeschylus, Agamemnon 2
      Θεοὺς μὲν αἰτῶ τῶνδ' ἀπαλλαγὴν πόνων,
      φρουρᾶς ἐτείας μῆκος
      Theoùs mèn aitô tônd' apallagḕn pónōn,
      phrourâs eteías mêkos
      I ask the gods for deliverance from these toils,
      the length of year-long watching
  2. (countable) a body of persons whose duty is to guard: garrison, outpost
    • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 6.26
      Χίων φρουρῇ οὐ προσιεμένῃ μιν συνέβαλε []
      Khíōn phrourêi ou prosieménēi min sunébale []
      he attacked a garrison of the Chians that did not accept him []
  3. (countable) an instance of being stationed at an outpost
    • 445 BCE – 380 BCE, Lysias, For Mantitheus 18
      Τῶν τοίνυν ἄλλων στρατειῶν καὶ φρουρῶν οὐδεμιᾶς ἀπελείφθην πώποτε
      Tôn toínun állōn strateiôn kaì phrourôn oudemiâs apeleíphthēn pṓpote
      I have never left any of the other military appointments or garrisons

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Noun[edit]

φρουρά (frouráf (plural φρουρές)

  1. guard
  2. guarding, guard duty
  3. garrison

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