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σπορ-ά , , (σπείρω)
A.sowing of seed, “σπερμάτωνPl.Amat.134e: hence metaph., μαθημάτων εἰς ψυχήν ibid.
2. seed-time, sowing-time, ἀπὸ τῆς ς. Thphr.HP 8.2.6; δεκέτεσιν σποραῖσιν in the tenth seed-time, i.e. year, E.El.1152 (lyr.).
II. seed, 1 Ep.Pet.1.23, PLeid.W.11.50; field sown, ξηρὰ ς. dry land, dub. l. in E.Andr.637; ς. δράκοντος ground sown with the dragon's teeth, S.Ant.1125 (lyr.).
b. of persons, seed, offspring, Id.Tr.316,420; “γυναῖκα καὶ τέκνων . . σποράνMen.598: pl., young ones, dub. in E.Cyc.56: generally, θῆλυς ς. the female race, Id.Hec. 659; θήλεια ς. Id.Tr.503.
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