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φιλοτιμία 1 φιλότιμος

I.the character of the φιλότιμος, love of distinction, ambition, Eur., Thuc., etc.;—in good sense, Xen.: c. gen. objecti, φ. τινός emulous desire for a thing, Plat., etc.; φ. πρός τινα ambitious rivalry with him, Isocr.
2.ambitious pertinacity, obstinacy, Hdt.
3.ambitious display, prodigality, Dem., Aeschin.
II.the object coveted, honour, distinction, credit, Dem.

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