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τράπεζα 1 prob. for τετράπεζα

I.four-legged a table, esp. a dining-table, Hom., Hdt., etc.; ξενίη τρ. the hospitable board, Od.; τραπέζῃ καὶ κοίτῃ δέκεσθαι to entertain at bed and board, Hdt.; Περσικὴν τράπεζαν παρετίθετο he kept a table in the Persian fashion, Thuc.; εἰς ἀλλοτρίαν τράπεζαν βλέπειν to live at other men's table, Xen.
2.a table, as implying what is upon it, a dinner, meal, Hdt., etc.; Συρακοσία τρ., proverb. of luxurious living, Hor. Siculae dapes, Plat.
II.a money-changer's table, a bank, Lat. mensa argentaria, id=Plat., etc.; ἐγγύη ἐπὶ τὴν τρ. security given to the bank, Dem.; οἱ ἐπὶ ταῖς τραπέζαις bankers, Isocr.

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