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ἀκτίς (nom. ἀκτίν Hdn.Gr.2.511), [ι_] ῖνος, ,
A.ray, beam : Hom. only dat. pl., “ἀκτῖσινOd.5.479, 19.441. “ἀκτίνεσσιν11.16, Il.10.547 ; “Ἠελίοιο ἀκτῖνεςMimn.11.6, cf. Emp.84, Ar.Av.1009, Arist.Mete. 374b4, etc.; sg., S.Tr.685, cf. ἀνὰ μέσσαν ἀκτῖνα, i.e. from south, S. OC1247; ἀκτῖνες μέσαι noonday, E.Ion1136; τὰ πρὸς ἀκτῖνα ἔθνη peoples of the East, Philostr. V A2.2 :— of lightning, “ἀκτῖνες στεροπᾶς ἀπορηγνύμεναιPi.P. 4.198; “ Διὸς ἀκτίς, παῖσονS.Tr.10<*>6; “πυρόςSopat.13, Pl.Ti.78d; of the eyes, ἀκτῖνας προσώπου, Pi.Fr.123, cf. Ar.V.1032; visual rays, Hipparch. ap. Placit.4.13.9.
2. metaph., brightness, splendour, glory, . ἀγώνων, καλῶν ἐργμάτων, Pi.P.11.48, I.4(3).42; ἀκτῖνες ὄλβου splendid fortunes, Id.P.4.255.
3. ray shot from the left by planet to planet (opp. ὄψις, q.v.), Heph.Astr. 1.16, Porph.Intr.p.189; τὴν . ἐπιφέρων Vett. Val. 136.19, cf. Ptol. Tetr.126.
II. spoke of a wheel, AP9.418 (Antip.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1009
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 1032
    • Euripides, Ion, 1136
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.479
    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.441
    • Plato, Timaeus, 78d
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1247
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 685
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 6
    • Homer, Iliad, 10.547
    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.16
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 10
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.511
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 126
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