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ἀναίτιος , ον, also α, ον Hdt.9.110, A.Ch.873:—in the best authors, only of persons,
A.not being the fault or cause of a thing, guiltless,ἀναίτιον αἰτιάασθαιIl.13.775, cf. Od.20.135, etc.; “αἰτία ἑλομένου, θεὸς .Pl.R.617e; ἀναίτιος ἀθανάτοις guiltless before the gods, Hes.Op.827, cf. E.Med.730; “. παρά τινιX.Cyr.1.6.10; “. αἷμα ἐκχέαιSIG1181.6.
2. c. gen. rei, guiltless of a thing, Hdt.1.129, 7.233, etc.; φόνου, κακῶν, A.Ag.1505, Ch.873; “κακίαςPl.Ti.42d; “ἀφροσύνηςX.Cyr.1. 5.10: οὐκ ἀναίτιόν ἐστι, c. inf., it is blamable to do, ib.5.5.22.
II. not being the cause,τὸ . τιθέναι ὡς αἴτιονArist.APr.65b16, cf. Rh. 1401b30; having no cause, unjustifiable,κολάσειςPhld.Ir.p.52 W. Adv. -ως not in the form of a cause,. τὴν αἰτίαν ἔχεινPlot.6.7.2; without assigning any reason,ὁλοσχερῶς καὶ . λεκτέον Cael.665.11.
III. uncaused. Plot.3.1.1, Phlp. in Ph.277.1: Sup., Sch.E.Hipp.672. Adv. “-ωςwithout a cause, Gal. 10.36, S.E.P.3.67, Ph.641.10; “. γίγνεσθαι Metaph.309.15.
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