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ἄριστον , τό,
A.morning meal, breakfast, twice in Hom., “ἐντύνοντ᾽ . ἅμ᾽ ἠοῖOd.16.2, cf. Il.24.124; “ἄριστα, δεῖπνα, δόρπα θ᾽ αἱρεῖσθαι τρίταA.Fr.182, cf. Ag.331: later, breakfast was called ἀκράτισμα, and ἄριστον was the midday meal, our luncheon, cf. Th.4.90, 7.81; . αἱρεῖσθαι, ποιεῖσθαι, Hdt.3.26, 6.78; “ἀπ᾽ ἀρίστου μέχρι δείληςArist. HA619a15. [α_; contr. from α^yερι-στον, cf. Goth. air, OHG. ēr 'early', Avest. ayar[schwa] 'day'; also α_yερ- in ἦρι, ἠέριος; -στο- from -d-to-, root ed- 'eat'.]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 331
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.26
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.78
    • Homer, Iliad, 24.124
    • Homer, Odyssey, 16.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.90
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.81
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