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διατρι^βή , ,
A.wearing away, esp. of Time, way or manner of spending,χρόνου τε διατριβὰς . . ἐφηῦρε . . πεσσοὺς κύβους τεpastimes, S. Fr.479.2: hence, abs.,
1. pastime, amusement, Ar.Pl.923, Alex. 219.4, etc.; “ἐν συνουσίᾳ τινὶ καὶ δ.D.21.71; “γέλωτα καὶ δ. παρέχειν τινίAeschin.1.175, cf. Plu.Tim.11; “τοῦ συμποσίου δ.Alex.185; “παρέσχε τοῖς κωμικοῖς δ.materiem jocandi, Plu.Per.4, cf. Jul.Or.2.52b; place of amusement, Men.481.10, Bato 2.4.
c. short ethical treatise or lecture,δ. βραχέος διανοήματος ἠθικοῦ ἔκτασιςHermog. Meth.5, cf. Suid.: title of works by Zeno, Cleanthes, etc.
d. school of philosophy, Ath.5.211d, al., Luc.Alex.5; “Μωυσοῦ καὶ ΧριστοῦGal. 8.579; “Ἐπικούρου δ.Numen. ap. Eus.PE14.5; also, a place of teaching, school, ἐν τῷ κήπῳ δ.Epicur.Fr.217, cf. Phld.Acad.Ind.p.39 M., Luc.Nigr.25, Ath.8.350b.
II. in bad sense, waste of time, loss of time, delay, with or without χρόνου, E.Ph.751, etc.; “δ. ποιεῖσθαιIsoc.4.164: pl., “δ. καὶ μελλήσειςTh.5.82; χρόνου δ. ἐμποιεῖν, παρέχειν, Id.3.38, X.Oec.8.13, etc.; “ἐμβαλεῖνPlu.Nic.20; διατριβὴν ποτῷ ποιεῖν prolong a carouse, Alex.226.4.
III. Rhet., occasion for dwelling on a subject, Arist.Rh.1418a27 (pl.).
IV. continuance, permanence, Id.Mete.374a12.
V. sens. obsc., = συνουσία, Procop. Arc.2.
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