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στενοχωρ-ία , Ion. -ίη, ,
A.narrowness of space, a confined space, Hp.Art.14 (codd., but v. στενυγροχωρίη ς. τῇ φάρυγγι παρέχειν ib. 41; want of room, by sea or land, Th.2.89, 4.26,30, Pl.Lg.708b; “ὑπὸ στενοχωρίαςId.Tht.195a; opp. εὐρυχωρία and ἄνεσις, Plu.2.679f, cf. 182b; ς. βίου the short space of life remaining, Ael.VH2.41; “τὸν λόγον ἀπὸ τῆς ἐκεῖ στενοχωρίας εἰς πεδίον ἐξαγάγῃLib.Or.64.10.
II. metaph., straits, difficulty, ς. τοῦ ποταμοῦ difficulty of passing the river, X.HG1.3.7, cf. LXX De.28.53, al.; distress, OGI339.103 (Sestos, ii B.C.); “ τῆς πόλεωςPlb.1.67.1, etc.; “ τοῦ καιροῦD.C. 39.34: pl. in 2 Ep.Cor.6.4, PLond.5.1677.11 (vi A.D.); also, narrow limits, prob. in Phld.Rh.2.220 S.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • New Testament, 2 Corinthians, 6.4
    • Plato, Laws, 708b
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 195a
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 1.3.7
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.67.1
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 14
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 41
    • Old Testament, Deuteronomy, 28.53
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.89
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.26
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 2.41
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 39.34
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