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τέκμαρ , Ep. τέκμωρ (so always in Hom., never elsewhere), τό, indecl.:—
A.fixed mark or boundary, goal, end (= πέρας, κατὰ τὴν ἀρχαίαν γλῶσσαν, Arist.Rh.1357b9), ἵκετο τέκμωρ he reached the goal, Il.13.20; τοῖο μὲν . . εὕρετο τέκμωρ for this he found an end, i.e. devised a remedy, 16.472; “εἰς κε τ. Ἰλίου εὕρωσιν7.30; “οὐδέ τι τέκμωρ εὑρέμεναι δύνασαιOd.4.373, cf. 466: in Pi., either end, termination, “τέκμαρ αἰῶνοςFr.165; or end, object, purpose, P.2.49.
2. fixed line of separation, “δειλῶν τε καὶ ἐσθλῶν τ. ἐναργέςHes.Fr.164.
II. sure sign or token of some high and solemn kind, as Zeus says that his nod is ἐξ ἐμέθεν μέγιστον τέκμωρ, the highest, surest pledge I can give, Il.1.526; σαφὲς τ. Pi.N.11.44; of the moon, as a sign in the heavens, “τ. δὲ βροτοῖς . . τέτυκταιh.Hom.32.13, cf. A.R.1.499, 3.1002, etc.; “ἦν δ᾽ οὐδὲν αὐτοῖς οὔτε χείματος τ. οὔτ᾽ . . ἦροςA.Pr.454; ἔστι τῶνδέ σοι τ.; Id.Ag.272, cf. 315; τἀνδρὸς ἐκφανὲς τ. Id.Eu.244; τῆσδ᾽ ἀφίξεως τ. Id.Supp.483; κυνὸς . . σῆμα, ναυτίλοις τ. E.Hec. 1273.--Poet. word, used also in the Ion. Prose of Hp. and Aret. for symptom, esp. pathognomic symptom, Hp.Mul.2.123, Aret.SA2.2, al.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (15):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 315
    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 244
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 454
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 483
    • Euripides, Hecuba, 1273
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.373
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 32 to Selene, 13
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.20
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.472
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.526
    • Homer, Iliad, 7.30
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 272
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.499
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.1002
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 1), 2.2
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