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τοῖχος, ὁ, wall of a house or enclosure, abs., Od.2.342, Ar.V.130, etc.; ἅπαντ' ἐρευνῶν τ. dub. in E.Hec.1174; τ. δώματος Il.16.212; μεγάροιο 18.374, cf. Od.19.37; τ. καὶ θριγκοί (of the αὐλή) 17.267, cf. Hes.Op.732; τὸν τῆς αὐλῆς τ. PEnteux.12.3 (iii B. C.); wall of a temple, IG12.372.51, al.; οἰκίας Pl.R.574d; ἐν τοῖσι τ. ἔγραφ' "Ἀθηναῖοι καλοί" Ar.Ach.144, cf. Pl.Lg.859a; εἰς τὸν τ. ἀντεγγραψάτω IG12.94.24; νόμους ἀναγράφειν εἰς τοῖχον Decr. ap. And.1.84; κοινοὶ τ. party-walls, OGI483.101, al. (Pergam., ii A. D.); τοίχῳ προσιστάμενοι γυμνάζονται Gal.6.144: of the side of a tent or hut, Il.9.219, 24.598, E. Ion1158.

b. metaph., τοῖχε κεκονιαμένε, as a term of abuse, Act.Ap.23.3.

2. pl., sides of a ship, Od.12.420, Thgn.674, E.Hel. 1573, Th.7.36, Theoc.22.12; τοίχου ἄρχω τοῦ δεξιοῦ Luc.DMeretr.14.3, cf. JTr.49.

3. of other things, as the human body, εἰς ἀμφοτέρους τοίχους (by metaph. from a ship) E.Tr.118 (anap.), cf. Luc. Asin.9; of a cup, Pherecr.143.2; of a vessel, Arist.Mete.359a3; of a bath (πύελος), Gal.15.709.

4. prov., τοίχους τοὺς δύο ἐπαλείφειν 'to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds', Paus.6.3.15, cf. Suid. S1.v. δύο τοίχους; ὁ εὖ πράττων τ. 'the snug side of the ship', 'the right side of the hedge', Ar.Ra.537 (lyr.); ἐς το'̀ν εὐτυχῆ τ. χωρεῖν E.Fr.89. (Akin to τεῖχος, but used in a special sense; later = τεῖχος, LXX Is.25.12, prob. so in JHS24.39 (Cyzicus).)