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ἑδραῖος , α, ον, also ος, ον Pl.R.407b, Plu.2.288d:—
A.sitting, sedentary, of persons or their occupations, “ἔργονHp.Art.53; “οἱ πολλοὶ τῶν τὰς τέχνας ἐχόντων ἑδραῖοί εἰσιX.Lac.1.3; . ἀρχαί, opp. στρατεῖαι, Pl. R.407b; “. βίοςAP11.42 (Crin.).
2. ἑδραία ῥάχις the horse's back on which the rider sits, E.Rh.783.
II. steady, steadfast, “κάθησ᾽ ἑδραίαId.Andr.266; “δεῖ τὴν γυναῖκα ὥσπερ κύβον ἑδραῖον εἶναιPlu.2.288d, cf.952d; “κύβος -ότατον σῶμαTi.Locr.98c; “. βάσειςPl.Ti.59d; “ἑδραιότατον στοιχεῖον εἶναι τὴν γῆνHeraclit.All.41; “ὂν τὸ πάντων -ότατονPlot.6.2.8; . ὕπνος sound sleep, Hp.Epid.6.4.15; of a cup, Ath.11.496a: metaph. in Rhet., firmly based, “κατάληξιςDemetr.Eloc.19, cf. Longin.40.4. Adv. -αίως firmly, Ath.Mech.36.10, Hdn.3.14.5; steadily, Procl.Hyp.3.21.
2. permanently appointed, PStrassb.40.11 (vi A. D.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Euripides, Andromache, 266
    • Euripides, Rhesus, 783
    • Plato, Republic, 407b
    • Plato, Timaeus, 59d
    • Xenophon, Constitution of the Lacedaimonians, 1.3
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 53
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