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δῶρον , τό, (δίδωμι), present, gift of honour, “ἀγλαὰ δ.Il.1.213, etc.; votive gift or offering to a god, “φέρε δῶρον Ἀθήνῃ6.293, cf. LXX Ge.4.4, Ev.Marc.7.11; “βωμοὶ δώροισι φλέγονταιA.Ag.91; ποῦ μοι τὰ . . δ. κἀκροθίνια; Id.Fr.184; δῶρά τινος the gifts of, i. e. given by, him, “θεῶν ἐρικυδέα δ.Il.20.265, cf. Od. 18.142; δῶρ᾽ Ἀφροδίτης, i.e. personal charms, Il.3.54,64; “δ. ΚύπριδοςE.Hel.363 (lyr.); δ. τῶν Μουσῶν καὶ Ἀπόλλωνος, of μουσική, Pl.Lg.796e: c. gen. rei, ὕπνου δ. the blessing of sleep, Il.7.482; δῶρα presents given as tribute, 17.225; δῶρον τοῦ ποταμοῦ, of the land of Egypt, Hdt.2.5.
2. δῶρα presents, as retaining fees or bribes, D.18.109, Jusj.ib.24.150, Arist.Ath.55.5, SIG953.7 (Calymna), etc. (the usual sense of the word in Att. Oratt.): hence in Att. law, δώρων γραφή an indictment for being bribed, Aeschin.3.232, etc., cf. Harp.; δώρων κριθῆναι to be tried for taking bribes, Lys.27.3; δώρων ἑλεῖν τινα to convict him of taking bribes, Ar. Nu.591; δ. ὀφλεῖν to be found guilty of taking bribes, And.1.74; “δώρων δίωξιςPlu.Per.32.
3. in pl., good qualities, talents, “τὰ βασιλέως δ.Lib.Ep.19.
II. front part of palm, Poll.2.144.
2. hand's breadth, palm, as a measure of length, Nic.Th.398, Vitr.2.3.3, Milet. 7.57 (Didyma); cf. δεκάδωρος.
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    • Aeschines, Against Ctesiphon, 232
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 91
    • Andocides, On the Mysteries, 74
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 591
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 55.5
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 109
    • Demosthenes, Against Timocrates, 150
    • Euripides, Helen, 363
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.5
    • Homer, Iliad, 17.225
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.213
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.265
    • Homer, Iliad, 3.54
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.293
    • Homer, Odyssey, 18.142
    • Lysias, Against Epicrates and his Fellow Envoys, 3
    • New Testament, Mark, 7.11
    • Plato, Laws, 796e
    • Homer, Iliad, 7.482
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 4.4
    • Plutarch, Pericles, 32
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