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σηκ-ός (neut. pl. σῆκα (q.v.) as Adv.), Dor.σα_κός (IG42(1).102.29 (Epid., iv B.C.)), ,
A.pen, fold, esp. for rearing lambs, kids, calves, Od. 9.219,227,319,439, 10.412, Il.18.589, Hes.Op.787; εἰς τὸν ς. οἴσουσιν, metaph. of young children, Pl.R.460c; “σηκὸν νομίζειν τὸ τεῖχοςId.Tht.174e; ς. δράκοντος the dragon's den, E.Ph.1010; οἱ πέρδικες δύο ποιοῦνται τῶν ᾠῶν ς. nests, Arist.HA564a21.
II. sacred enclosure, precinct, Hdt.4.62 (v.l.), S.Ph.1328, E. (v. infr.), IGl.c., SIG247 K1 1155 (Delph., iv B.C.), Maiist.23, LXX 2 Ma.14.33; “ ς. τοῦ ἱεροῦOGI 702.4 (Egypt, ii A.D.): acc. to Ammon.Diff.p.94 V. (cf. Call.Fr.38P. (ap. Sch.Oxy.Th.2.17), Plu.Cim.8, Epigr.Gr.781.7 (Cnidus)), the σηκός was sacred to a hero, the ναός to a god, a distinction not observed (v. Poll.1.6) by the Poets, cf. Trag.Adesp.424, E.Ph.1751 (lyr.), Rh.501, with Ion 300, etc.
2. sepulchre, burial-place, enclosed and consecrated, ἀνδρῶν ἀγαθῶν ὅδε ς. Simon.4.6, cf. TAM 2(1).207.6, 208.7 (Sidyma).
3. library building, Gal.15.24 (pl.).
4. bedroom, “ς. ἐπίπεδοςAret.CA2.2.
III. stump of an old olive-tree, περὶ τοῦ ς., title of speech by Lysias.
IV. weight, in the balance, Eust.1625.26.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (16):
    • Euripides, Ion, 300
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1010
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1751
    • Euripides, Rhesus, 501
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.62
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 787
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.412
    • Plato, Republic, 460c
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 174e
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1328
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.17
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.589
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.219
    • Aretaeus, De curatione acutorum morborum libri duo, 2.2
    • Old Testament, 2 Maccabees, 14.33
    • Plutarch, Cimon, 8
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