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βαθμ-ός or βασμός , , (βαίνω)
A.step, threshold, LXX IKi.5.5, [S.]Fr.1127; degree on the dial, LXX 4 Ki.20.9 sq.; fifteen degrees of the zodiac, Vett.Val.31.2; interval in a musical scale, Iamb.VP26.120.
2. rung of a ladder, Luc.Trag.221.
3. base or plinth of a tower, GDI5524.10 (Cyzicus).
II. metaph., step, degree in rank (“οἱ β. κλίμακος προκοπὴν σημαίνουσιArtem.2.42), 1 Ep.Ti.3.13, Procop.Arc.24, Lyd.Mag.2.8, al.; “οἱ τᾶς ἀξίας βάσμοιIG12(2).243.16 (Mytil.); simply, degree,τολμημάτων βαθμοίJ.BJ4.3.10; “ὥσπερ ἡδονῆς κλίμακα συμπηξάμενος ἔρως πρῶτον ἔχει β. ὄψεωςLuc.Am.53; step in an argument, Cael.718.35; of a genealogy, ἀπωτέρω δυοῖν β. two steps farther back, i.e. farther back than one's grandfather, D.Chr.41.6.
III. tax paid on stairs, POxy.574 (ii A. D.): acc. to Phryn.296, Moer.97, βαθμός is Ion., βασμός Att., but βασμός occurs GDI5524.10 (Cyzic.), Jahresh.3.55 (Scepsis).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 4.3.10
    • Old Testament, 2 Kings, 20.9
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 1127
    • New Testament, 1 Timothy, 3.13
    • Dio Chrysostom, Orationes, 41.6
    • Procopius, Historia Arcana (Anecdota), 24
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