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σέβ-ας , τό, only nom., acc., and voc. sg.; pl.
A.σέβηA. Supp.755, as if from σέβος, τό: (σέβομαι):—reverential awe, which prevents one from doing something disgraceful (cf. σέβομαι)“, ς. δέ σε θυμὸν ἱκέσθω Πάτροκλον Τρῳῇσι κυσὶν μέλπηθρα γενέσθαιIl.18.178; “αἰδώς τε ς. τεh.Cer.190; also awe with a notion of wonder, “ς. μ᾽ ἔχει εἰσορόωνταOd.3.123, 4.75, cf. 142, etc.: generally, reverence, worship, honour, “ς. ἀφίσταταιA.Ch.54 (lyr.); “ς. τὸ πρὸς θεῶνId.Supp.396 (lyr.): c. gen. objecti, Διὸς σέβας reverence for him, Id.Ch.645 (lyr.): c. gen. subjecti, “πάγος ἄρειος, ἐν δὲ τῷ ς. ἀστῶνId.Eu.690; so εἰ. περ ἴσχει Ζεὺς ἔτ᾽ ἐξ ἐμοῦ ς. S.Ant.304.
II. after Hom., the object of reverential awe, holiness, majesty, “ς. ΤροΐαςSapph.Supp.5.9; “δαιμόνων ς.A.Supp. 85 (lyr.); γᾶ, πάνδικον ς. ib.776 (lyr.); θεῶν σέβη ib.755, cf. E.Med.752; Ἥλιε, . . Θρῃξὶ πρέσβιστον ς. (as Bothe and Lob. for σέλας) S.Fr.582; ς. ἐμ<*>πόρων, of a funeral mound serving as a land-mark, E.Alc.999 (lyr.): hence periphr. of reverend persons, μητρὸς ἐμῆς ς. A.Pr.1091 (anap.); ς. κηρύκων, of Hermes, Id.Ag.515; “ς. δέσποτ᾽Id.Ch.157 (lyr.), cf. E.IA633; Πειθοῦς ς. A.Eu.885; τοκέων ς. ib.546 (lyr.); Ζηνὸς ς. S.Ph.1289; of things, “ς. μηρῶνA.Fr.135; “χειρόςE.Hipp. 335; “ς. ἀρρήτων ἱερῶνAr.Nu.302.
2. object of awestruck wonder, “ς. πᾶσιν ἰδέσθαιh.Cer.10: πᾶσι τοῖς ἐκεῖ σέβας, of Orestes, S.El.685; of the arms of Achilles, Id.Ph.402 (lyr.).
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