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ἀπαρχή , , mostly in pl. ἀπαρχαί (cf. ἄπαργμα):
1. beginning of a sacrifice, primal offering (of hairs cut from the forehead), “ἀπαρχαὶ κόμηςE.Or.96, cf. Ph.1525 (lyr.); later, a banquet held on this occasion, Plu.2.40b.
2. firstlings for sacrifice or offering, first-fruits,ἁπάντων ἀπαρχαίHdt.4.71; “ἀπαρχὰς ἄγειν θεοῖσιS.Tr.183; “ἀπαρχὰς θύεινE.Fr.516; “. σκυλευμάτωνPh.857; “ἐπιφέρειν . τῶν ὡραίωνTh. 3.58; “τῶν ὄντωνIs.5.42, cf. Epicur.Fr.130, etc.:—so also in sg., “λείας .S.Tr.761; “. τῶν πατρω̈́ων χρημάτωνHdt.1.92, etc.; “ἀνθρώπων . εἰς Δελφοὺς ἀποστέλλεινArist.Fr.485; “. ἀπό τινος ἀνατιθέναιHdt. 4.88; inscribed on votive offerings, [“ἀνέθηκεν] . . τόδ᾽ α.IG1.382, etc.; freq. in LXX, as Ex.25.2, al., cf. Ep.Rom.11.16, and metaph., “. τῶν κεκοιμημένων1 Ep.Cor.15.20; “τῶν κτισμάτωνEp.Jac.1.18.
4. tax on inheritances, PTaur.1.7.10; tax paid by Jews, Stud.Pal.4.72 (i A. D.).
5. entrance fee, PTeb.316.10 (i A.D.), al.
6. board of officials (cf. sq.), IG12(8).273 (Thasos).
7. birth-certificate of a free person, PTeb.316.10 (i A. D.), PGnom.131 (ii A. D.): perh. metaph. in Ep.Rom.8.23.
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