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στάθμ-η , ,
A.carpenter's line or rule, ξέσσε δ᾽ ἐπισταμένως καὶ ἐπὶ στάθμην ἴθυνεν [δοῦρα] Od.5.245, cf.23.197; [πελέκεας] ἐπὶ ς. ἴθ. 21.121; also “στάθμη δόρυ νήϊον ἐξιθύνειIl.15.410; “τόρνου καὶ στάθμης καὶ γνώμονος . . ἰθύτερονThgn.805; ἐπὶ ς. θεῖναι μίαν on a level, Arist.PA657a10: prop. στάθμη was the line rubbed with chalk or red ochre, being distd. from the rule (κανών) by Pl.Phlb.56c, X.Ages.10.2; “κανόσι καὶ στάθμαιςPlu.2.807d, etc.; λευκὴ ς., v. λευκός 11.1a: metaph., ἀτεχνῶς λευκὴ ς. εἰμὶ πρὸς τοὺς καλούς a white measuring-line, i.e. unable to discriminate, Pl.Chrm.154b, cf. Plu.2.513f.
2. παρὰ στάθμην by the rule, “εἶμι παρὰ ς. ὀρθὴν ὁδόνThgn.945, cf. 543; “τέκτονος παρὰ ς. ἰόντοςS.Fr.474; for A.Ag.1045 v. παρά c. 11.2; κατὰ στάθμην ἵστασθαι, c. gen., in a straight line with, Democr. ap. Plu.2.929c; κατὰ ς. ἐνόησας you guessed aright, Theoc.25.194; “ὡς ἂν ἀπὸ στάθμηςD.H.Comp.23; “στάθμῃAret.SD2.11; πρὸς στάθμῃ πέτρον τίθεσθαι, μή τι πρὸς πέτρῳ στάθμην, i.e. when facts are obstinate, do not relax your standard, Com.(?) ap.Plu.2.75f(cf. Bergk PLG3.740); στάθμα πατρῴα perh. the measure [of piety] towards his father, Pi.P.6.45; στάθμας ἑλκόμενοι περισσᾶς perh. straining at an over-exact measure, ib.2.90.
3. verification, certification, τὰς ς. τῶν μέτρων ἀπὸ τοῦ βελτίστου ποιεῖσθαι prob. in PTeb.5.88 (ii B.C.).
II. plummet or plumbline, “μολιβαχθήςAP6.103 (Phil.); ῥιπτεῖσθαι ἄνω κατὰ στάθμην to be thrown perpendicularly upwards, Arist.Cael.296b24.
III. like γραμμή, the line which bounds the racecourse, goal, δραμεῖν ποτὶ στάθμαν, metaph. of man's life, Pi.N.6.7; “παρ᾽ οἵαν ἤλθομεν ς. βίουE.Ion 1514.
2. starting point, 'scratch', “στάθμης ὁρμηθέντες ἀπόσσυτοιOpp.H.4.102, cf. Eust.1023.5.
IV. metaph., law, rule, “ὑπὸ στάθμᾳ νέμεσθαιPi.Fr.1.4; Υλλίδος στάθμας ἐν νόμοις, i.e. according to laws of Dorian rule, Id.P.1.62.
V. δοράτων στάθμαι butt-ends, like σαυρωτῆρες, D.S.17.35, cf. PCair.Zen. 782a).49 (iii B.C.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1045
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 17.35
    • Euripides, Ion, 1514
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.410
    • Homer, Odyssey, 21.121
    • Homer, Odyssey, 23.197
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.245
    • Plato, Philebus, 56c
    • Plato, Charmides, 154b
    • Xenophon, Agesilaus, 10.2
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 474
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 11.2
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 2.11
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 23
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