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<*> χρῆσις, εως, , (χράομαι)
I.employment, use made of a thing, “ἀνέμωνPi.O.11(10).2; “χρημάτωνDemocr.282; “οἰκίαςPl.Erx.394d, cf. SIG987.33 (Chios, iv B. C.); τὴν κατ᾽ ἀξίαν χ. ποιοῦνται ἑκάστῳ (fort. leg. ἑκάστου) Iamb.Protr.5; use, practice, Hp.VM4; in pl., uses, advantages, Pi.N.1.30; αἱ ἐς τὰ πολεμικὰ χ. the uses of war, X.Cyr. 8.5.7; “αἱ πολιτικαὶ χ.Arist.Pol.1267a23; opp. κτῆσις, Pl.Mx.238b, Arist.EN1098b32, Cic.Fam.7.29.1; opp. πώλησις, X.Oec.3.9.
2. usefulness, Th.7.5; opp. ἀχρηστία, Pl.R.333d; “ἐς χρῆσιν κρατύνεσθαιso as to become useful, Hp.Art.27; ἔχειν χρῆσιν to be useful, D.11.8.
4. Gramm., usage, of words, “ ἐξαλλαγὴ τῆς συνήθους χ.D.H.Amm.2.3; ἀναστρέφων τὰς χ. ib.2, cf. A.D.Synt.119.24, al.; “ Πλάτωνος χ.Id.Pron.72.18; in concrete sense, example of a word or use, πυκνῶς αἱ χ. παρὰ Αἰολεῦσιν ib.66.3; passage cited, f. l. for κρίσει in D.H.Rh.4.3; indicated by the symbol <*>, Anon.Oxy.1611.56 (iii A. D.); <*> Ἀριστοφάνους (referring to Av.1181) An.Ox.2.452.
II. (χράω (B) A), oracular response, ἀπὸ κείνου χρήσιος at his bidding, Pi.O.13.76.
III. (χράω (B) B), lending, loan, Arist.EN 1131a4, Plb.31.23.4, Ps.-Phoc.106.
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    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 7.29.1
    • Demosthenes, Reply to Philip, 8
    • Isocrates, Aegineticus, 11
    • New Testament, Romans, 1.26
    • Plato, Laws, 841a
    • Plato, Republic, 333d
    • Plato, Menexenus, 238b
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.5
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 8.5.7
    • Xenophon, Economics, 3.9
    • Polybius, Histories, 31.23.4
    • Isocrates, Ad Philippum, 14
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 27
    • Hippocrates, De prisca medicina, 4
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