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ἄσημος , Dor. ἄσα_μος , ον,
A.without mark or token, . χρυσός uncoined gold, bullion, or plate, Hdt.9.41; . χρυσίον, ἀργύριον, Th.2.13,6.8, Alex.69; freq. in Inscrr., opp. ἐπίσημον, IG1.170.6, 2.652B22, etc., cf. Luc.Cont.10; also of cattle, not branded, IG7.3171; of persons, without distinguishing marks (e. g. οὐλαί), PGrenf.1.27.7, al.; . ὅπλα arms without device, E.Ph.1112: generally, shapeless, formless, Opp.C.3.160.
2. later τὸ ἄσημον (sc. ἀργύριον) plate, silver, LXXJb.42.11, AP11.371 (Pall.); μέταλλα ἀσήμου silver-mines, Ptol.Geog.7.2.17: also, = electron, alloy of gold and silver, or an imitation thereof, Ps.-Democr.Alch.p.49 B., etc.:—masc. ἄσημος , , PLeid.X.6, al.
II. of sacrifices, oracles, and the like , unintelligible,χρηστήριαHdt.5.92.“β́; χρησμοίA.Pr.662; . ὀργίων μαντεύματε S.Ant.1013.
III. leaving no mark, indistinct,
a. to the hearing, πτερῶν γὰρ ῥοῖβδος οὐκ . ἦν ib.1004; of sounds and voices, inarticulate, unintelligible,ἄσημα φράζεινHdt.1.86; “. κνυζήματαId.2.2; ἄσημα βοῆς, = ἄσημος βοή, S.Ant.1209.
b. without significance, meaningless, [“τοῦ διπλοῦ ὀνόματος] τὸ μὲν ἐκ σημαίνοντος καὶ ἀσήμουArist.Po.1457a33, Rh.1405a35; ἄσημα τρίζειν, of a mouse, Babr.108.23; “μόριονStoic.2.46; “λέξιςSimp. in Ph.1164.4.
c. to the eye, “ἄσημον ἔχειν μυελόνArist.PA652a1: generally, “πρὸς τὴν αἴσθησιν -ότεραId.Aud.802a14.
d. generally, unperceived, unnoticed, A. Ag.1596, S.Ant.252; ἀσήμων ὑπὲρ ἑρμάτων hidden, sunken rocks, Anacr.38.
IV. of persons, cities, etc., of no mark, obscure, insignificant,οὐκ .E.HF849, cf. Ion8; νὺξ οὐκ . a night to be remembered (being a feast), Antipho 2.4.8; “τὸ τῆς πατρίδος τοῦ γένους ἄσημονPhld.Sto.Herc.339.16.
V. Adv. “-μωςwithout leaving traces, Hp.Epid.1.1, Morb.Sacr.11; “. πορεύεσθαιX.Cyn.3.4; “. καὶ κενῶς φθέγγεσθαιinarticulately, Theopomp.Hist.250.
2. ignobly,οὐκ .D.S.5.52, Hdn.1.10.4.
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