A.carrying across, “τριήρων” Polyaen.5.2.6.
2. lit. carrying through: hence metaph., ἡ διὰ πάντων αὐτῶν δ. taking a person through a subject by instruction, Pl.Ep.343e; so, course of instruction, lectures, ἐν τῇ ἐνεστώσῃ δ. prob. in Phld.Piet.25.
2. way of passing time, amusement, “δ. μετὰ παιδιᾶς” Arist.EN1127b34, cf. 1177a27; “δ. ἐλευθέριος” Id.Pol.1339b5; διαγωγαὶ τοῦ συζῆν public pastimes, ib.1280b37, cf. Plu.126b (pl.).
3. delay, D.C. 57.3.
IV. station for ships, f. l. in Hdn.4.2.8.