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φόβη, ἡ, lock or curl of hair, Sapph.78 (pl.), A.Ch.188; βοστρύχων ἄκρας φόβας S.El.449, cf. OC1465 (lyr.); δρακόντων φόβαι, i.e. the Gorgon's snaky locks, Pi.P.10.47.

2. mane of a horse, S.Fr. 659.7, 10, E.Alc.429, Ba.1188 (lyr.).

II. metaph., leafage, foliage, S.Ant.419, E.Alc.172, Ba.684, etc.; ἴων φόβαι tufts of violets, Pi.Fr.75.18; ἀνθρύσκου Cratin.98.6 (lyr.); εὐπέταλοι φόβαι AP6.158 (Sabin.); of the plumy heads of reed, Thphr.HP8.3.4, cf. 4.4.10.