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τρίτος [ι^], Aeol. τέρτος (v. τέρτα) η, ον, (τρεῖς)
A.third,τοῖσι δ᾽ ἐπὶ τρίτος ἦλθεOd.20.185, cf. 14.471; τρίτος αὐτός himself the third, i. e. with two others (v. “αὐτός1.6) “τ. ἡμίδραχμονtwo drachmae and a half, Din.Fr.8.4; cf. ἡμιτάλαντον; τ. γενέσθαι to be third in a race, Isoc.16.34, cf. Plu.Alc.11:—the third freq. appears as completing the tale, e.g. the third and last libation was offered to “Ζεὺς Σωτήρ, Διὸς σωτηρίου σπονδὴ τρίτου κρατῆροςS.Fr.425, cf. A.Fr.55; “ἔγχει κἀπιβόα τρίτον παιῶν᾽, ὡς νόμος ἐστίνPherecr.131.5 (cf. τριτόσπονδος): metaph., “Κράτος τε καὶ Δίκη σὺν τῷ τρίτῳ . . ΖηνίA.Ch.244, cf. Eu. 759, Supp.26 (anap.); τρίτην ἐπενδίδωμι (sc. πληγήν) the third and finishing stroke, Id.Ag.1386; Ἐρινὺς . . αἷμα πίεται, τρίτην πόσιν, i. e. the blood of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus, the first being that of the children of Thyestes, the second that of Agamemnon, Id.Ch.578, cf. 1066 (anap.).
II. τρίτη, with or without ἡμέρα, the day after tomorrow,ἐς τρίτην ἡμέρανAr.Lys.612; “εἰς τρίτηνAnaxandr.4; “τῇ τρίτῃX.HG3.1.17, etc.; “τρίτῃ καὶ τετάρτῃId.An.4.8.21, etc.; but ἐχθὲς καὶ τ. ἡμέραν yesterday and the day before, Id.Cyr.6.3.11:—“διὰ τρίτηςtwo days later, Arist.Fr.368; but, every other day, Hp.Fract. 48, Gal.6.354.
2. with other Nouns omitted, τ. (sc. χορδή) the third string in the heptachord, = παραμέση, Arist.Pr.920a16, Plu.2.1137b:— τ. (sc. πληγή) the third blow, v. supr. 1:— τ. (sc. μερίς) the third part of a coin or weight, Hsch. s.v. ἕκτη, Phot. post “Τριτοπάτορες; ἐγένετο μέδιμνος χρυσοῦ καὶ δύο τριτῶνIPE12.32A63 (Olbia, iii B. C.); third of a stater, Herod.2.64.
III. τρίτον as Adv., thirdly, S.Ant.55, Fr.380; a third time, E.Hel.1417, Aristid.2.182 J.; πρῶτον μὲν . . , δεύτερον δὲ . . , τ. δὲ . . Pl.R.358c; τοῦτο τ. this third time, LXXNu.22.32, Ev.Jo.21.14:—in Hom. always τὸ τρίτον, Il.3.225, 6.186, al., cf. Hdt.1.55, Ar.Ach.997, Th.6.5, etc.:—also “ἐκ τρίτουin the third place, Pl.Ti.54a (but = the third time, Ev.Matt. 26.44, Dsc. 5.32); “ἐκ τρίτωνE.Or.1178, Pl.Grg.500a:—regul. Adv. “τρίτωςin the third degree, Id.Ti.56b.
2.τρίτονthrice, Metaph. 134.15, Gp.2.39.7, al., Sch.Pi.O.2.123; Elean “ἐν τρίτονSchwyzer 412.4.
1. (sc. ἱερά) a sacrifice offered the third day after the funeral, Ar.Lys.613, Is.2.37, Poll.8.146.
2. τὰ τρίτα λέγειν τινί play the third part (like τριταγωνιστεῖν τινι), D.19.246, cf. Men.223.17.
3. πρῶτα δραμεῖν καὶ δεύτερα καὶ τ. win . . third place in the race, E.Epigr.3 (τρίτατα cj. Bgk.). (Cf. Skt. trlīyas, Lat. terlius, etc.)
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