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κρηπίς 1

I.a half-boot, Xen.:— κρηπῖδες soldiers' boots, i. e. soldiers themselves, Theocr.
II.generally, a groundwork, foundation, basement of a temple or altar, Hdt., Soph., etc.:—metaph., κρηπὶς σοφῶν ἐπέων Pind.; οὐδέπω κρηπὶς κακῶν ὕπεστι we have not yet got to the bottom of misery, Aesch.; ἐγκράτεια ἀρετῆς κρηπίς self-control is the foundation of virtue, Xen.
2.the walled edge of a river, a quay, Lat. crepido, Hdt.

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