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ἄνεσις , gen. εως, Ion. ιος, : (ἀνιημι):—
A.loosening, relaxing, τῶν χορδῶν of the strings, opp. ἐπίτασις, Pl.R.349e; coupled with χάλασις, ib.590b; “τῆς αἰσθήσεως . . δεσμὸν τὸν ὕπνον εἶναί φαμεν, τὴν δέ . . ἄνεσιν ἐγρήγορσινArist.Somn.Vig.454b27; “ἀέροςThphr.CP2.1.6; πάγων ., i.e. a thaw, Plu.Sert.17; of the ebb-tide, Str.7.2.1.
2. metaph., remission, abatement,κακῶνHdt.5.28; opp. θλῖψις, 2 Ep.Cor.8.13, al.; λύπης, μοχθηρίας, etc., Plu.2.102b, etc.; “τὴν ἡδονὴν ἄνεσιν λαμβάνεινPhld.D.3Fr.1; . φόρων, τελῶν, remission of tribute, taxes, Plu.Sert.6, IG7.2227 (Thisbe), etc.; “κολάσεωςPlot.4.3.24; of fevers, opp. παροξυσμός, Gal.7.427.
3. relaxation, recreation, opp. σπουδή, Pl.Lg.724a, Arist.Rh.1371b34, cf. Cleanth.Stoic.1.122; “. καὶ σχολήPlb.1.66.10; “ψυχῆςMnesith.Ath. ap. Ath.11.484a.
4. solution, Dsc.5.96.
II. indulgence, licence,ἡδονῶνPl.R.561a; “ τῶν γυναικῶν παρ᾽ ὑμῖν .Id.Lg.637c, cf. Arist.Pol.1270a1; δούλων ib.1313b35; relaxation of custody, Act.Ap.24.23.
III. of musical pitch, Aristid.Quint.1.5; of an unaccented syll., Phld.Po.2.18.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.28
    • New Testament, 2 Corinthians, 8.13
    • Plato, Laws, 724a
    • Plato, Laws, 637c
    • Plato, Republic, 349e
    • Plato, Republic, 561a
    • Plato, Republic, 590b
    • Strabo, Geography, 7.2.1
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.66.10
    • Plutarch, Sertorius, 17
    • Plutarch, Sertorius, 6
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