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αὐτομα^τ-ίζω ,
A.act of oneself, act offhand or unadvisedly, X.Cyr.4.5.21:—Pass., to be done spontaneously or at random, Plu.Ages.23, Procl. in Ti.1.297 D.; but “ηὐτοματισμένη παράδοσιςhaphazard, Id.Hyp.7.35. Adv. “ηὐτοματισμένως Prm. p.650S.
2. introduce the agency of chance, of Anaxagoras, Simp. in Ph.327.27.
3. of things, happen of themselves, casually, Hp. Acut.Sp.33; “φήμηD.S.16.92:—Pass., to be self-produced, Ph.1.441.
4. of natural agencies, act spontaneously,ὥσπερ αὐτοματιζούσης τῆς φύσεωςArist.GA715b27, cf. D.H.Comp.20.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 16.92
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 4.5.21
    • Plutarch, Agesilaus, 23
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 20
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