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κάθετ-ος , ον, (καθίημι)
A.let down, perpendicular, “πρὸς τὴν γῆνArist.Mech.857b28; καθέταν is f.l. in Alc. 39: usu. Subst.,
1. κάθετος (sc. γραμμή), , perpendicular, Arist.Mete. 373a11, Ti.Locr.98b, etc., al.; plumb-line, Aen.Tact.32.6; πρὸς τὴν κ. δ᾽ ἐμετρήθη Epigr. ap. Plu.Aem.15; κατὰ κάθετον vertically, perpendicularly, Ph.Bel.69.22, Heliod. ap. Orib.49.13.1, Placit.2.24.1, Apollod. Poliorc.155.9; κατὰ κ. τοῦ ὀμφαλοῦ vertically below, Paul.Aeg.6.50; πρὸς κ. Plu.2.938a; perpendicular height, τριῶν ἥμισυ σταδίων ἔχειν τὴν κ. Str.8.6.21.
2. (sc. ὁρμιά), , fishing-line, Opp.H.3.77,138, AP7.637 (Antip., v.l. καθέτης).
3. (sc. ἀμνός or βοῦς), , an animal let down into the sea as an offering to Poseidon, Lys. Fr.227 S., cf. Phot., Suid.
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    • Strabo, Geography, 8.6.21
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