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I.a door, Hom., mostly in pl. double or folding doors, in full δικλίδες θύραι Od.: θύρην ἐπιτιθέναι, to put to the door, opp. to ἀνακλίνειν, Il.; so, τὴν θ. προστιθέναι Hdt.; ἐπισπάσαι Xen.; θύραν κόπτειν, πατάσσειν, κρούειν, Lat. januam pulsare, to knock, rap at the door, Ar., Plat.; metaph., ἐπὶ ταῖς θύραις at the door, i. e. close at hand, Xen.
2.from the Eastern custom of receiving petitions at the gate αἱ τοῦ βασιλέως θύραι became a phrase, βασιλέως θύραις παιδεύονται are educated at court, id=Xen.; αἱ ἐπὶ τὰς θύρας φοιτήσεις dangling after the court, id=Xen.
3.proverb., γλώσσῃ θύραι οὐκ ἐπίκεινται (cf. ἀθυρόστομος) Theogn.; ἐπὶ θύραις τὴν ὑδρίαν to break the pitcher at the very door, = "there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip," Arist.
4.the door of a carriage, Xen.
5.θύρη καταπακτή a trap-door, Hdt.
6.a frame of planks, a raft, φραξάμενοι τὴν ἀκρόπολιν θύρῃσί τε καὶ ξύλοις with planks and logs, id=Hdt.
II.generally, an entrance, as to a grotto, Od.

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