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σταθμ-άω , Ion. σταθμ-έω Hdt.2.150 (Med.), Hp.Nat.Puer.30 (Pass.): —
A.measure by rule (στάθμη, πλέθρου σταθμήσας μῆκος εἰς εὐγωνίαν (sc. τὴν σκηνήν) E.Ion 1137; ς. τὸ ὕδωρ measure or weigh it, Ath.2.43b; certify as containing full measure, PTeb.5.86 (ii B.C.):—Pass., to be measured or weighed, “σταθμεόμεναHp. l.c., cf. LXX3 Ki.6.23: fut. Med. in pass. sense, “ταλάντῳ μουσικὴ σταθμήσεταιAr.Ra.797: pf. Pass., “ἐπὶ τρισὶν ἐστάθμηται Δελτωτὸν πλευρῇσινArat.234.
II. more freq. in Med. σταθμάομαι , Ion. σταθμόομαι (q.v.), measure, “σταθμᾶτο . . ἄλσος πατρίPi.O.10(11).45; τὰς τράφας (i.e. τάφρους)“ ὀρύξει . . ὅπου ἂν σταθμήσωνται οἱ νεωποῖαιSIG963.28 (Amorgos, iv B.C.); calculate, estimate distance or size, without actual measurement, Hdt.2.150; “ς. ὅκως ἐξελεύσεται . . Id.9.37; μετρεῖν ς. Pl.Lg.643c; “σταθμήσασθαι τοὺς ἀστερίσκουςCall.Iamb.1.119.
2. metaph., measure, estimate, τινι by some criterion, “ς. ταῖς χάρισιPl.Grg. 465d; [ταύτῃ τῇ στάθμῃ] Luc.Hist.Conscr.63: abs., conjecture, S.OT 1111.
3. attach weight to a thing, take it into account, “τούτων τι ς. ὧν ὅδε λέγειPl.Ly.205a; “εἴ τι δεῖ σταθμᾶσθαι τοῦτοThphr. HP9.4.9.
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    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 797
    • Euripides, Ion, 1137
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.150
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.37
    • Plato, Laws, 643c
    • Plato, Lysis, 205a
    • Plato, Gorgias, 465d
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1111
    • Old Testament, 1 Kings, 6.23
    • Lucian, Quomodo historia conscribenda sit, 63
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