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μελέτ-η , ,, attention, Hes.Op.412, Epich. [284]: pl., Emp.110.2: c. gen. objecti, μ. πλεόνων care for many things, Hes.Op.380; μελέτην τινὸς ἐχέμεν, = μελετᾶν, ἐπιμελεῖσθαι, ib.457; ἔργων ἐκ πολλοῦ μ. long-continued attention to action, Th.5.69: c. gen. subjecti, care taken by one, “θεῶν μελέτῃS.Ph.196 (anap.); of a trainer, B.12.191: abs., “μελέτῃ κατατρύχεσθαιE.Med.1099 (anap.): pl., Emp.131.2.
2. Medic., treatment, Hp.Fract.31, 35 (pl.), Art.50.
II. practice, exercise, “ὀξεῖα μ.Pi.O.6.37; “ἔχων μ.Id.N.6.54; δι᾽ ὀλίγου μ. their short practice, Th.2.85; πόνων μ. painful exercises, of the Spartan discipline, ib.39; “μάθησις καὶ μ.Pl.Tht.153b; “μ. θανάτουId.Phd.81a; “ ἐγκύκλιος τῶν προπαιδευμάτων μ.Ph.1.157.
b. in a military sense, exercise, drill, μετὰ κινδύνων τὰς μελέτας ποιεῖσθαι to go through one's exercises in actual war, Th.1.18; “ταῖς τῶν πολεμικῶν μ.Id.2.39; “μ. ἐν ὅπλοις ποιεῖσθαιIG22.1028.19, al.
c. freq. of orators, rehearsal, declamation, “ταύτης τῆς μελέτης καὶ τῆς ἐπιμελείαςD.18.309, al.; of actors, νήστεις ὄντες τὰς μ. ποιούμενοι making their rehearsals, Arist.Pr.901b3.
d. matter for discussion, “μ. σοφισταῖς προσβαλεῖνPi.I.5(4).28; branch or object of study, Pl.Grg.500d, al.; “ νόμος σου μ. μού ἐστινLXX Ps.118(119).77.
2. later, theme, lecture, Str.1.2.2, Plu.2.41d, Luc.Rh.Pr.17; declamation, “μελέτῃσί τ᾽ ἄριστονIG3.625; “τὰς μ. μισθοῦ ποιεῖσθαιPhilostr.VS1.21.5.
2. habit, Hp.Mul.1.17; “ἢν ἐς μελέτην ἥκῃ τοῦ κακοῦ ὥνθρωποςAret.CA1.5; ἐν μ. γίγνεσθαι ψόφων become accustomed to noises, Stob.App.p.22 G.
IV. threatening symptom or condition, of disease, “μελέτη καὶ προοίμιον ἐπιληψίαςPosidon. ap. Aët. 6.12; “ὀδύνη . . μ. λύσεωςAët.5.100, cf. Steph. in Hp.1.191 D.
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