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καθαίρ-εσις , εως, ,
A.pulling down, demolition, Th.5.42, Isoc.7.66, X.HG2.2.15, IG22.1672.75 (iv B.C.), PMagd.9.6 (iii B.C.), etc.: metaph., τινῶν, opp. οἰκοδομή, 2 Ep.Cor.10.8; ἀναστήσωμεν τὴν κ. τοῦλαοῦ ἡμῶνLXX 1 Ma.3.43: in concrete sense, αἱ καθαιρέσεις the débris, Ph.Bel.92.31.
2. generally, overthrow, subjugation, Jul.Caes. 320d; “τῆς ἀνέτου ἐξουσίαςHdn.2.4.4; “ἸουλιανοῦId.3.1.1; killing, Plu.Ant.82.
3. reduction, diminution, opp. πρόσθεσις, Arist.Ph. 207a23: Medic., bringing down superfluous flesh, lowering, reducing, Hp.Epid.6.3.1, cf. Gal.17(2).368; “τῶν σωμάτωνArist.GA738a31; “τῶν ὄγκωνPl.Ti.58e.
4. eclipse of sun or moon (with reference to the magical process of drawing down those bodies), Sch. A.R. 3.533 (pl.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Isocrates, Areopagiticus, 66
    • New Testament, 2 Corinthians, 10.8
    • Plato, Timaeus, 58e
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.42
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 2.2.15
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.533
    • Old Testament, 1 Maccabees, 3.43
    • Plutarch, Antonius, 82
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