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ἀθα?́να^τ-ος , ον, also η, ον (so regularly in sense1.1, poet. and Isoc.9.16):—
A.undying, immortal, Hom., etc.; . πρόσωπον, of Aphrodite, Sapph.1.14:— hence ἀθάνατοι, οἱ, the Immortals, Hom., Pi.Pae.6.50, etc.; ἀθάναται ἅλιαι, i.e. the sea goddesses, Od.24.47: Comp. “-ώτεροςPl.Phd. 99c.
2. of immortal fame, Tyrt.12.322.
II. of things, etc., everlasting, perpetual, “. κακόνOd.12.118; “χάριςHdt.7.178; ἀρετή, ἀρχά, S.Ph.1420, OT905 (lyr.); κλέος, μνήμη, B.12.65, Lys.2.81; “συκοφάντηςHyp.Lyc.2; . θάνατος 'death that cannot die', Amph.8; of Nisus' purple locks, . θρίξ on which life depended, A.Ch.619.
III. οἱ . the immortals, a body of Persian troops in which vacancies were filled up by successors already appointed, Hdt.7.83,211; so . ἀνήρ one whose successor in case of death is appointed (as we say, the king never dies), ib.31; of a standing army, D.C.52.27.
2. maintained at a constant figure, “πρόβαταPSI4.377.5 (iii B. C.), PThead.30.6 (iii A. D.); “αἶγεςPStrassb.30.6 (iii A. D.); διὰ τὸ ἀθάνατον (sc. τὸ παιδίον)“ αὐτὴν ἐπιδεδέχθαι τροφεύεινBGU1106.25 (Aug.).
V. Adv. “ἀθανάτως, εὕδεινAP9.570 (Philod.). [α_θ- always in the Adj. and all derivs., v. sub “ἀ-1 fin.]
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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 619
    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 12.65
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.178
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 24.47
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    • Plato, Phaedo, 99c
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 905
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1420
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.118
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