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γεραιός , ά, όν, (γέρων, γῆρας)
A.= γηραιός, old: in Hom. (who never has γηραιός) always of men, with notion of dignity (v. infr.), cf. Pi. N.4.89; γεραιός that reverend sire, Il.1.35, etc.; “γεραιέ10.164, etc.; but γεραιάς (acc. pl. fem.) 6.87 (cf. 270, 287) is f.l. for γεραίρας, v. γεραρός: Comp. “γεραίτεροςOd.3.24, A.Eu.848, Hdt.6.52; γονῇ πεφυκὼς γ. -τέρᾳ codd.) S.OC1294; freq. in political sense, οἱ γ. the elders, senators, X.Cyr.1.5.5, Pl.Lg.952a, IG14.2445 (Massilia): Sup. “γεραίτατοςAr.Ach.286, Pl.Lg.855e, etc.; rarely, = πρεσβύτατος, eldest, Theoc.15.139.
II. of things, ancient, “πόλιςA.Ag.710 (lyr.); “χείρE.Hec.64 (lyr.). (“γεραι^όςTyrt.10.20, E.HF446 (lyr.); cf. γεραός.)
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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 710
    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 848
    • Euripides, Hecuba, 64
    • Euripides, Heracles, 446
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.52
    • Homer, Iliad, 10.164
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.35
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.87
    • Homer, Odyssey, 3.24
    • Plato, Laws, 855e
    • Plato, Laws, 952a
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1294
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.5.5
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 286
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