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λειτουργ-ία , , earlier Att. λητ- IG22.1140.14 (386 B.C.):—at Athens, and elsewhere (e.g. Siphnos, Isoc.19.36; Mitylene, Antipho 5.77),
A.public service performed by private citizens at their own expense, And.4.42, Lys.21.19, etc.; λ. ἐγκύκλιοι ordinary, i.e. annual, liturgies, D.20.21; λειτουργίαι μετοίκων, opp. πολιτικαἰ, ib.18.
II. any public service or work, PHib. 1.78.4 (iii B.C.), etc.; ἐπὶ τῶν λειτουργιῶν τεταγμένος, in an army, the officer who superintended the workmen, carpenters, etc., Plb.3.93.4; “οἱ ἐπί τινα λ. ἀπεσταλμένοιId.10.16.5: generally, military duty, UPZ15.25 (pl., ii B.C.).
2. generally, any service or function, “ πρώτη φανερὰ τοῖς ζῴοις λ. διὰ τοῦ στόματος οὖσαArist.PA650a9, cf. 674b9, 20, IA 711b30; “φιλικὴν ταύτην λ.Luc.Salt.6.
3. service, ministration, help, 2 Ep.Cor.9.12, Ep.Phil.2.30.
III. public service of the gods, “αἱ πρὸς τοὺς θεοὺς λ.Arist.Pol.1330a13; “αἱ τῶν θεῶν θεραπεῖαι καὶ λ.D.S.1.21, cf. UPZ17.17 (ii B.C.), PTeb.302.30 (i A.D.), etc.; the service or ministry of priests, LXX Nu.8.25, Ev.Luc.1.23.
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    • Andocides, Against Alcibiades, 42
    • Antiphon, On the murder of Herodes, 77
    • Demosthenes, Against Leptines, 21
    • Isocrates, Aegineticus, 36
    • Lysias, Defence against a Charge of Taking Bribes, 19
    • New Testament, 2 Corinthians, 9.12
    • New Testament, Luke, 1.23
    • Old Testament, Numbers, 8.25
    • New Testament, Philippians, 2.30
    • Polybius, Histories, 10.16.5
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.93.4
    • Lucian, De saltatione, 6
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 1.21
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