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ἔδα^φος , εος, τό,
A.bottom, foundation, base of anything, “τῆς κατασκευῆς τὰ .Th.1.10; . νηός bottom of a ship, Od.5.249; “. πλοίουD.32.5, cf. Pherecr.12; . ποταμοῦ, τῆς θαλάττης, X.Cyr.7.5.18, Arist.HA534a11; [ποτηρίου] Pherecr.143.2.
2. ground-floor, pavement, “οἴκουHdt.8.137; καθελεῖν ἐς . raze to the ground, Th. 3.68; “τὸ . ὁμαλίσασιIG11(2).161 A57 (Delos, iii B.C.); “ἔπεσον εἰς τὸ .Act.Ap.22.7; “ἀπὸ ἐδάφους μέχρι παντὸς ὕψουςCPR95.17 (iii A. D.), etc.
3. ground, soil, περὶ τοῦ τῆς πατρίδος ἐδάφους ἀγωνίζεσθαι for our country's soil, Aeschin.3.134, cf. D.26.11 (pl.); ἐχθρὸς τῷ τῆς πόλεως ἐδάφει, of a mortal foe, Id.8.39, 10.11; “ὀκρυόειν .Eleg.Alex. Adesp. 1.7; soil, viewed in regard to its quality, Thphr.CP2.4.1 (pl.), 4.11.8: pl., ἐδάφη lands and tenements (incl. houses), Is.11.42, IG 2.780, PTeb.302.10 (i A.D.); also, masses of earth, Epicur.Ep.2p.48U.
4. text of a manuscript, opp. margin (μέτωπον), Gal.16.837, 18(2).864.
b. manuscript, Id.16.468 (s.v.l.).
5. background of puppet-theatre, Hero Aut.30.1, al.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Aeschines, Against Ctesiphon, 134
    • Demosthenes, Philippic 4, 11
    • Demosthenes, Olynthiac 1, 7
    • Demosthenes, On the Chersonese, 39
    • Demosthenes, Against Aristogiton 2, 11
    • Demosthenes, Against Zenothemis, 5
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.137
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.249
    • New Testament, Acts, 22.7
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.10
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.5.18
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.68
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