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ἐπιστήμη , , (ἐπίσταμαι)
A.acquaintance with a matter, understanding, skill, as in archery, S.Ph.1057; in war, Th.1.121, 6.72, 7.62; “. πρὸς τὸν πόλεμονLys.33.7 (fort. leg. περί)“ περὶ τὰ μαθήματαPl. Phlb.55d; “τοῦ νεῖνId.Grg.511c; ἐπιστήμῃ skilfully, οἱ μὴ . τοὺς ἐπαίνουςποιούμενοιPlot.5.5.13.
2.. professional skill: hence, profession, “οἱ τὴν ἰατρικὴν . μεταχειριζόμενοιPFay.106.22 (ii A.D.); ζωγράφος τὴν . painter by profession, POxy.896.5 (iv A.D.).
2.. scientific knowledge, science, opp. δόξα, Pl.R.477b sq., Hp.Lex4, Pl.Plt.301b, Arist.AP0.88b30, EN1139b18: coupled with ἐμπειρία and τέχνη, Pl.R.422c, cf. Ion536c, Arist.Metaph.981a2: pl., the sciences, freq. in Pl.R.522c,al.), etc.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (19):
    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 9.38
    • Lysias, Olympic Oration, 7
    • Plato, Republic, 422c
    • Plato, Republic, 477b
    • Plato, Republic, 522c
    • Plato, Sophist, 233c
    • Plato, Statesman, 301b
    • Plato, Philebus, 55d
    • Plato, Symposium, 208a
    • Plato, Gorgias, 511c
    • Plato, Ion, 536c
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 721
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1115
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1057
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 338
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.121
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.72
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.62
    • Hippocrates, Lex, 4
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