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ἀναβολ-ή, poet. ἀμβολή, ἡ: (ἀναβάλλω):

I. of things:

1. that which is thrown up, mound of earth, bank, X.An.5.2.5, D.S.17.95; ἀ. χωμάτων casting up of dykes, Arch.Pap.6.132 (Denderah); διωρύγων PAmh.2.91.11 (pl.).

2. that which is thrown back over the shoulder, mantle, Pl.Prt.342c�; PPetr.3p.48 (iii B. C.), LXX Ne.5.13, al.; of the toga, Nic.Dam. p.119D.: also, fashion of wearing a cloak, Luc.Somn.6.

II. of actions,

1. striking up, prelude on the lyre preliminary to singing, ὁπόταν προοιμίων ἀμβολὰς τεύχῃς ἐλελιζομένη, addressed to the lyre, Pi.P.1.4; esp. of dithyramb, Eup.5D.: hence, rambling dithyrambic ode, Ar.Av.1385, cf. Pax830, Arist.Rh.1409b25; cf. ἀναβάλλω B. I.

2. putting off, delaying, οὐκέτι ἐς ἀναβολὰς ἐποιεῦντο τὴν ἀποχώρησιν Hdt.8.21; ὅ τι μέλλετε ..μὴ ἐς ἀ. πράσσετε Th.7.15; οὐκ ἐς ἀμβολάς without delay, E.Heracl.270; ἐς μηδεμίαν ἀ. PAmh. 2.34i.5; ἐν τα�;̂ς ἀ&#χφφφδ; τ&#χφφφδ; ἔνεστ ἄ&#χφφφδ; E.HF93; �;ἐπὶ ἀ&#χφφφδ;αβαλῇ πρᾶς&#χφφφδ;, ὠνὴν ποιεῖσθαι sell, buy on credit, Pl.Lg.915e; ἀναβολήν τινοσποιεῖσθαι Th.2.42; ποιεῖν Pl.Smp.201d; εἰς τὸ γῆρας ἀναβολὰς ποιεῖν Men. 235.8; δακρύοις ..ἐμποιεῖν ἀ. τῷ πάθει Id.599; ἀναβολὰν λαβόντες ἔτη τρία IG9(2).205.22 (Thess.).

b. deferred payment, εὐχρηστήσας σῖτον ἐπ' ἀναβολῇ Ἀρχ.Ἐφ. 1912.60 (Gonni).

3. ἀ. δίκης ἐπὶ τὸν βασιλέα reference, appeal, Str.13.1.55.

4. lifting, hence, removal, of tumours, Antyll. ap. Orib.45.2.6.

III. intr., going up, ascent, way up, ἀ. τῶν Ἄλπεων Plb.3.39.9, etc.; τὴν ἀ. ποιεῖσθαι 50.3.

2. bubbling up, πομφολύγων Arist.Pr.936b1, Thphr.Ign.16; of the Nile, sources, ἀμβολαί CIG4924(Philae).