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ζημία , Dor. ζα_μία (SIG239Diii5 (Delph., iv B.C.), etc., later σαμία Delph.3(1).342 (ii B.C.), cf. ταμία, ἀττάμιος), ,
A.loss, damage, Epich. 148; opp. κέρδος, Lys.7.12, Pl.Lg.835b, Arist.EN1132b12; ζημίαν or -ίας λαβεῖν to sustain loss, S.Fr.807, D.11.11; “ζ. ποιεῖνAr.Pl.1124; “ζ. ἐργάζεσθαιIs.6.20 (unless in signf. 1.2); “ζ. φέρειντῇ πόλειPl.Lg.l.c.; ζ. εἶναι νομίζειν consider as loss, Isoc.3.50, Is.7.23; “ζ. πλείονα ὑπομένειν τῆς τιμῆςPFlor.142.8 (iii A.D.).
2. ζ. ἐργάζεσθαι, of a slave, be guilty of a delict, Is.6.20 (v. supr.), Hyp.Ath.22.
b. simply, expense, SIG717.81 (ii/i B.C.), PLond.5.1660.10, 1674.23 (pl., vi A.D.).
III. of what is bought too dearly, a bad bargain, a dead loss, X.Mem.2.3.2: usu. with Adj., “φανερὰ ζα_μίαAr.Ach.737; καθαρὰ ζ., λαμπρὰ ζ., Alciphr.3.21,38, cf. Alex.56.6.
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