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στερεός , ά, όν, also στερρός (q.v.),
b. of money, standard, of full value, “ἀργυρίου στερεὰ τάλανταSIG826 D 20 (Delph., ii B.C.); so perh. of sums due in kind, “πυροῦ στερεοῦPRein.8.5 (ii B.C.), al.; and of linear and square measures, τῆς προσούσης αὐλῆς πηχῶν ς. ὀκτὼ τὸ ἐπιβάλλον αὐτῷ μέρος ἥμισυ πήχεις ς. τέσσερας eight (four) standard cubits, PStrassb.87 (ii B.C.), cf. PLond.3.1024.19 (ii B.C.); πόδες ς. standard feet, Milet.7p.59 (Didyma); μέτρημα ς. Supp.Epigr.4.446.11 (ibid, iii/ii B.C.).
c. ὠρύγη ποταμὸς ἐπὶ τὰ τρία ς. the ditch was restored by digging to its three normal dimensions, OGI672 (Canopus, i A.D.), cf. 673, where the Latin version has at tria soldum).
3. later, hard, stubborn, cruel, “πῦρPi.O.10(11).36; “ὀδύναιId.P.4.221; “ἀπειλαίA.Pr. 174 (anap.); “ἁμαρτήματαS.Ant.1262 (lyr.); “ἦθοςPl.Plt.309b; “οὕτω ς. <τι> πρᾶγμα θερμόν ἐσθ᾽ ὕδωρAntiph.245; “ς. φωνήTryph.490; τοῦτο ἤδη -ώτερον harder, more difficult, Pl.R.348e.
4. of language, τὸ εὔτονον καὶ ς. solidity, D.H.Din.8; “ποιήματαPhld.Po.5.5, cf. 4 (Sup.).
5. ς. ζῴδια, i.e. productive of settled conditions, Serapio in Cat.Cod.Astr.1.100.17, Ptol.Tetr.32, PMag.Lond.46.47.
II. of bodies and quantities, solid, cubic, opp. ἐπίπεδος (plane), Pl.Phlb.51c; ς. γωνία a solid angle, Id.Ti.54e sq., cf. Euc. 11 Def.11; “ς. πῆχυςPOxy.669.7 (iii A.D.); ς. ἀριθμός a cubic number, Arist.Pol.1316a8; τὰ ς. cubic numbers, representing bodies of three dimensions, Pl.Tht.148b: dat. sg. “στερεῷin the third power, Theol.Ar.4. (Cf. Skt. sthirás 'firm, hard, solid', OHG. star 'rigid', OE. starian 'stare fixedly'.)
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