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παρασκευή 1

1.preparation, Hdt., attic; ἐν τούτῳ παρασκευῆς in this state of preparation, Thuc.:— preparation of a speech, Xen.:—with Preps., ἐκ παρασκευῆς of set purpose, μάχη ἐγένετο ἐκ π. a pitched battle, Thuc.; so, ἀπὸ παρασκευῆς id=Thuc.; δι᾽ ὀλίγης παρασκευῆς at short notice, offhand, id=Thuc.; ἐν παρασκευῇ in course of preparation, id=Thuc.
2.a providing, procuring, π. φίλων καὶ οὐσίας Plat. intrigue or cabal, for the purpose of gaining a verdict or carrying a measure, Dem., etc.
II.that which is prepared, equipage, Lat. apparatus, Plat., Xen.: an armament, Thuc., Dem.
2.generally, power, means, Thuc.
III.among the Jews, the day of preparation, the day before the sabbath of the Passover, NTest.

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