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ἄγαλμα , ατος, τό, acc. to Hsch. πᾶν ἐφ᾽ τις ἀγάλλεται,
A.glory, delight, honour, Il.4.144, etc.; κεφάλαισιν ἄνδρων ἀγάλματα (sc. λόφοι) Alc.15; χώρας ., of an ode, Pi.N.3.13, cf. 8.16; of children, “τέκνον δόμων .A.Ag.208; εὐκλείας τέκνοις . conversely, of a father, S.Ant.704; Καδμεΐας νύμφας ., addressed to Bacchus, ib.1115; ματέρος . φόνιον, of slain sons, E.Supp.371; ἀγάλματ᾽ ἀγορᾶς mere ornaments of the agora, Id.El.388, cf. Metagen. 10.3; rare in Prose, Pl.Ti.37c.
2. pleasing gift, esp. for the gods, “. θεῶνOd.8.509, of a bull adorned for sacrifice, ib.3.438; of a tripod, Hdt.5.60, al.; generally, = ἀνάθημα, IG1.37312a, etc.; “Χάρης εἰμὶ . . . τοῦ ἈπόλλωνοςGDI5507 (Miletus); “ἄνθηκεν .Simon.155; so, Ἑκάτης . . . κύων, because sacred to her, E.Fr.968, = Ar.Fr.594a; . Ἀΐδα, of a tombstone, Pi.N.10.67.
3. statue in honour of a god, Hdt.1.131, 2.42,46, Lys.6.15 (pl.):—τὸ τοῦ Διὸς ., opp. εἰκόνες of men, Isoc. 9.57, cf. Michel545 (Phrygia, ii B.C.), etc.; as an object of worship, A.Th.258, Eu.55, S.OT1379, Pl.Phdr.251a:—sculpture,μήτε . μήτε γραφήArist.Pol.1336b15.
4. statue (more general than ἀνδριάς, q.v.), Pl.Men.97d, etc.:—also, portrait, picture,ἐξαλειφθεῖσ᾽ ὡς .E.Hel.262.
5. generally, image,τῶν ἀιδίων θεῶνPl.Ti.37c; “νεφέληςE.Hel.705; “μητρόςTrag.Adesp.126; Ἄρεως Polemo Call. 52:—expressed by painting or words, Pl.Smp.216e, cf. R.517d; hieroglyphic sign, Plot.5.8.6.
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