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προίξ , προικός, (on the accent v. Arc.125, An.Ox.3.243; Ion. accus. πρόϊκα acc. to EM495.33),, present, in Hom. only gen. προικός, as Adv., ἀργαλέον ἕνα προικὸς χαρίσασθαι burdensome is it for a single person to give of his bounty, without reimbursement, Od. 13.15; ἔμελλεν . . προικὸς γεύσεσθαι Ἀχαιῶν was like ly to make trial of the Achaeans with impunity, 17.413 (unless π. γ. = taste the gift).
2. after Hom., marriage-porlion, dowry, Hippon.(?)72, And. 4.14, Lys.19.9, Pl.Lg.774c, al.; ἐν τῇ προικὶ τετιμημένα reckoned as part of the dowry, D.47.57; “ἀποτετιμημένα προικὸς τῇ διοδώρου θυγατρίIG22.2675.
II. acc. προῖκα as Adv., as a free gift, freely, at one's own cost, Ar.Eq.577,679, Nu.1426; “π. ἐργάζεσθαιPl.R.346e; “ἀρετὴ τὸ π. τοῖς φίλοις ὑπηρετεῖνAntiph. 210; π. κρίνειν, πρεσβεύειν, without a gift, unbribed, D.5.12, 19.232, cf. IG3.702, etc.; παῖς . . κακὸν μὲν δρᾶν τι προῖκ᾽ ἐπίσταται of oneself, without a teacher, [S.]Fr. 1120.
2.π. τῆς δόξηςto say nothing of, in addition to, Plu.2.349e.
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    • Demosthenes, Against Evergus and Mnesibulus, 57
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.413
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    • Plato, Laws, 774c
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 13.15
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 1120
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