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ἀφετ-ήριος , α, ον, (ἀφίημι)
A.for letting go, . ὄργανα engines for throwing stones, etc., J.BJ3.5.2, cf. 5.6.3.
2. ἀφετηρία (sc. γραμμή), , starting-point of a race, CIG2758iiiD7 (Aphrodisias), Sch.Ar.Eq.1156: hence . Διόσκουροι, whose statues adorned the race-course, Paus.3.14.7; “. ἕρμαAP9.319 (Philox.): metaph., “ἀφετήριον πρὸς μάθησινS.E.M.1.41; “. ῥητορικήPhld.Rh.1.223S.
4. ἀφετήριον (sc. πλοίων), τό, outlet of a harbour, Str.11.2.4.
5. gate of a sluice, PLond.3.1177.291 (ii A.D.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 1156
    • Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 3.5.2
    • Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 5.6.3
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3.14.7
    • Strabo, Geography, 11.2.4
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