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διάφορ-ος , ον,
A.different, unlike, Hdt.2.83, 4.81, Pl.Lg.964a, etc.; “παρά τιIamb. Myst.3.30: c. gen., differing from, Pl.Phlb.61d, etc.
b. several, various,κατὰ τὰς δ. ὕλαςPhld.Sign.24; “δ. πρόσωπαPOxy.1033.88 (iv A.D.), cf. Ep.Hebr.9.13.
c. ambiguous, Hsch.
2. differing or disagreeing with another, “πολλοῖς δ. εἰμιE.Med.579; esp. in hostile sense, at variance with,ΚλεομένεϊHdt.5.75; “τοῖς οἰκείοιςLys.14.44; ἀλλήλοις, ἑαυτοῖς, Pl.Prt.337b, Lg.679b; “ἀνώμαλος καὶ δ. πρὸς ἑαυτόνPlu.Sull.6: c. gen., δ. τινος one's adversary, D.29.15, cf. Antiph.209.1, Philem.162.
3. excellent, distinguished, remarkable, Antiph.175.3; “δ. γλυκύτητιD.S.2.57; “πρὸς ἀρετήνPlu.Cleom.16: Comp., “ὄνομαEp.Hebr.1.4.
4. making a difference to one,
a. in good sense, advantageous, profitable, important,δ. ἑτέρου μᾶλλονTh.4.3; “πρὸς σωτηρίανPl.Lg.779b.
b. rarely in bad sense, disagreeable, γείτονα γείτονι μηδὲν ποιεῖν δ. ib. 843c.
II. as Subst., διάφορον, τό,
3. difference, disagreement, ἕνεκα τῶν αὐτοῖς ἰδίᾳ δ. on account of their private differences, Th.1.68, cf. 2.37; τὸ Ἀθηναίων δ. difference with the A., Id.2.27.
4. in reference to money-matters, difference, balance, Hyp.Eux.17, cf. Epict.Ench.25.4; expenditure, Arist.VV1251b10; “ἡμικρολογία ἐστὶ φειδωλία τοῦ δ.Thphr.Char.10.1: in pl., expenses, D.32.18, IG5(1).1390.45 (Andania, i B.C.); losses, OGI90.30 (ii B.C.), WilckenChr.11 B8 (ii B.C.).
b. ready money, cash,χρείας γενομένης ἀναγκαίας τῷ δήμῳ διαφόρουIG12(7).388.7 (Amorgos); sum of money, PSI4.330.8 (iii B.C.), UPZ3.7 (ii B.C.), Plb.4.18.8, IG12(5).653.56 (Syros, i B.C.), etc.: pl., Plb.31.27.13, CIG2695(Iasus); interest,ἐπὶ διαφόρῳ ἡμιολίαςPOxy.1040.8 (iii A.D.); price, Luc.Herm.81, D.L.6.9.
5. expenses of carriage, PAmh.2.69.12 (ii A.D.), PFay.86a11 (ii A.D.).
III. Adv. -ρως with a difference,τοῖς παροῦσιν ἤθεσι δ. πολιτεύεινTh.6.18, cf. Pl.Ion531b: c. gen., “δ. τῶν λοιπῶν δένδρωνGp.10.37.1; in a variety of ways, Phld.D.3.9: Comp. “-ώτερονId.Mus.p.109K.
2.δ. ἔχεινdiffer, Pl.Phlb.25e, etc.; “δ. ἔχειν τινίto differ with . ., D.33.18.
3. pre-eminently,πρᾶος καὶ φιλάνθρωπος τῶν ἄλλων δ. ὤνId.24.196, cf. J.BJ2.8.9 (Sup.); “δ. συναρέσκειMen.Epit.333, cf. Pk.72; excellently, with distinction, ἀγωνίσασθαι Sosyl.p.30B.; “δ. ἀπειργασμένοςPlb.13.7.2: Comp. “-ώτερονHsch.
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