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ὡραῖος , α, ον,
A.produced at the right season (ὥρα), seasonable, timely: esp. of the fruits of the earth, βίος or βίοτος . store of fruits gathered in due season, Hes.Op.32,307; . καρποί the fruits of the season, καρποὺς . . κατατίθεσθαι ὡραίους to store them up in season, Hdt.1.202: freq. in neut., ὡραῖα, τά, Th.1.120, 3.58, X.An.5.3.9, Pl.Lg.845e; “ἑραίως τὰ ὡραῖα ἀποδιδόναιHp.Aph.3.8; ὡραῖα . . ἀποτελεῖν ἱερά to render fruits of the season as sacred offerings, Pl.Criti. 116c, cf. Orac. ap. D.21.52; “τρωκτὰ .X.An.5.3.12; “ἄνθεαAP9.564 (Nicias); “σῦκαAret.CD1.3; also of animals, “. ἄρνεςyearling, AP6.157 (Theodorid.); of tunnies at a year old (from six months to one year they were called πηλαμύδες)“, πηλαμὺς . . ὡραία θέρους τῷ ΒοσπορίτῃS.Fr.503; . θύννοι Ps.-Hes. ap. Ath.3.116b, cf. Hices.ib.116e, Archestr.Fr.38.9, Plaut.Capt.851; τάριχος . fish salted or pickled in the season, Alex.186.5; “ἰχθύες ἐς τάγηνον .Babr.6.4; σαργάναι . pickling-tubs, Poll.7.27: hence generally, agricultural produce,εἶναι ἐνεχυρασίαν Αἰξωνεῦσιν ἐκ τῶν . τῶν ἐκ τοῦ χωρίουIG22.2492.8 (iv B. C.).
2. τὰ ὡραῖα, = τὰ καταμήνια, esp. at their first appearance, Hp.Superf.34.
3. Subst. ὡραία (in full, “ὥρη ὡραίηAret. SD1.4, Phryn.PSp.128 B., etc.), harvest-time, esp. the twenty days before and twenty days after the rising of the dog-star, μίμνει ἐς ὡραίην till harvest-time, A.R.3.1390.
b. the campaigning-season, during which the troops kept the field, D.9.48, 56.30, Plb.3.16.7.
c. τὴν μὲν ὡραίην οὐκ ὕει it does not rain in the season (sc. of rain), Hdt.4.28.
II. happening or done in due season, seasonable, ἄροτος, ἔργον, Hes.Op.617.642; πλόος ib.630; “χειμῶνεςThphr.HP4.14.1; “ὕδαταId.CP2.2.1; σκαπάνη ib.3.16.1; “τομὴ [καλάμου]Id.HP4.11.4; ὅτε ὡραῖον εἴη when the weather permitted, App.Pun.120.
2. metaph., (ὥρα (C) B) seasonable, due, proper, ὡραίων τυχεῖν, = νομίμων τυχεῖν (cf. ὥριος (A). 111.2), E.Supp.175: ἐν ὡραί[ᾳ ἐκκλησίᾳ] dub. in SIG668.4 (Delphi, ii B. C.); ἐνιαύτια . ib. 1025.37 (Cos, iv/iii B. C.), cf. Hsch.
III. of persons, seasonable or ripe for a thing, c.gen., “ἀνδρὸς ὡραίηHdt.1.107, cf. Lys.Fr.4; γάμων or γάμου ὡραῖαι, Hdt.1.196, 6.122, cf. X.Cyr.4.6.9; “ἐς ἥβην ὡραίαν γάμωνE.Hel.12 (ὡραίων codd.); “ὅστις οὐκέθ᾽ ὡραῖος γαμεῖId.Fr.804; . γάμος seasonable marriage, A.Fr.55; also of old persons, ripe or ready for death,πατήρ γε μὴν .E.Alc.516; “αὐτὸς δ᾽, ἐν . γὰρ ἕσταμεν βίῳ, θνῄσκειν ἕτοιμοςId.Ph.968; “θάνατος .X.Ages.10.3; “σορόςAr.V.1365; “ὡραῖος ἀποτέθνηκενPlu.2.178e; so “ὕλη . τέμνεσθαιThphr.HP5.1.1.
2. in reference to age, in the prime of life, youthful, Hes.Op.695: hence in the bloom of youth, opp. ἄωρος, X.Smp.8.21, Pl.R.574c; “. ἐὼν καὶ καλόςPi.O.9.94; “παιδίσκη ὡραιοτάτηAr.Ach.1148 (anap.), cf. Ra.291,514; “παῖς ὡραῖοςId.Av.138: but not necessarily implying beauty, “τοῖς τῶν ὡραίων προσώποις, καλῶν δὲ μήPl.R.601b; “ἄνευ κάλλους ὡραῖοιArist.Rh. 1406b37; cf. ὥρα (C) B. 11.
3. generally, of things, beautiful, graceful, LXX Ge.3.6, 2 Ch.36.19, Ev.Matt.23.27; “ . πύλη τοῦ ἱεροῦAct.Ap.3.10, cf. 3.2.
IV. irreg. Sup. “ὡραιέστατοςEpich.186d.
V. Adv. “ὡραίωςHp.Aph.3.8.
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