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φόρτος , , (φέρω)
A.load, freight, cargo, Od.8.163, 14.296, Hes.Op. 631, Hdt.1.1, S.Tr.537, and later Prose, as PEnteux.2.11 (iii B. C.), Plu.Marc.14, Luc.VH1.34; ἐποιήσαντό με φ., expld. as πεπραγμάτευμαι, προδέδομαι, φόρτος γεγένημαι, Call.Fr.4.10P.; φ. ἔρωτος, of Europa on the bull, Batr.78, cf. Nonn.D.4.118.
2. metaph., heavy load or burden, φ. χρείας, κακῶν, E.Supp.20, IT1306; cf. φορτίον.
II. Att., vulgar stuff, rubbish, balderdash, Ar.Pax748 (anap.) Pl.796.
III. mass of detail, 'stuff', in semi-colloquial sense, Aret.CD1.4.
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