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θόρῠβ-ος, ὁ, noise, esp. the confused noise of a crowded assembly, uproar, clamour, Pi.O.10(11).72, Th.8.92, etc.; θόρυβος βοῆς a confused clamour, S.Ph.1263; θ. στρατιωτῶν Ar.Ach.546; θ. Πυκνίτης Com.Adesp.45D.; θ. παρέχειν ἐν ταῖς βουλαῖς καὶ ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις OGI48.9 (Ptolemais, iii B.C.); less freq. of an individual, E.Or.905; of animals, θόρυβον δ' οὐκ ἐφίλησαν ὄνων Call.Aet.Oxy.2079.30.

2. esp. in token of approbation or the contrary, Pl.R.492b, 492c:

a. applause, θ. Ληναί̈της Ar.Eq.547; θ. καὶ ἔπαινος Pl.Prt.339d, D.19.195; θόρυβον καὶ κρότον ἐποιήσατε Id.21.14.

b. groans, murmurs, And.2.15; μεγάλοι θόρυβοι κατ έχουσ' ἡμᾶς great murmurs are abroad among us, S.Aj.142(anap.).

II. tumult, confusion, θ. παρασχεῖν τινι Hdt.7.181; ἐς θ. ἀπικέσθαι, καταστῆναι, Id.8.56, Th.4.104; ἐγένετο ὁ θ. μέγας, in a battle, ib.14; κραυγὴ καὶ θ. Phld.Hom.p.22 O.: pl., θ. ὀχλώδεις καὶ παροινίαι Men.Mon.239.

2. confusion of mind, θορύβους ἐνθυμηματικοὺς καὶ ἀποφθεγματικοὺς παρασκευάζειν Epicur. Nat.14.9; ὁ παρὰ κακὰς δόξας θ. Phld.Rh.2.31 S., cf. 40S.

III. c. inf., ἐς θόρυβον ἤλυθον ..λευσθῆναι I ran a risk of being stoned, E. IA1349 (troch.). (Perh. cogn. with τονθορύζω.)