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σύντροφος, sharing his life, i.e., constantly attending on him, habitual to him: cp. Ai. 639οὐκέτι συντρόφοις” | “ὀργαῖς ἔμπεδος”, the dispositions that have grown with his growth,—the promptings of his own nature. Thuc. 2. 50(the plague) “ἐδήλωσε...ἄλλο τι ὂν τῶν ξυντρόφων τι” (the familiar maladies). Polyb. 4. 20 (“τὴν μουσικὴν”) “σύντροφον ποιεῖν”. The genit. (φωτὸς), though less usual than the dat., hardly requires us to view “σύντροφος” as a subst. (‘companion’): cp. Phaed. 96Dτὰ αὐτῶν οἰκεῖα”, the things appropriate to them.

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    • Plato, Phaedo, 96
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 639
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.50
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