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κράτησις [α^], εως, ,
A.might, power, dominion, LXX Wi.6.3, Man. ap.J.Ap.1.26.
2. Καίσαρος κ. (sc. Αἰγύπτου), an era in Egypt (viz. the capture of Alexandria, 30 B.C.), BGU174 (i A.D.), PFay.89.2 (i A.D.), etc.
3. accession of an Emperor, BGU362iv6, al. (iii A.D.).
4. prevalence, predominance, “ τῆς ἀπλανοῦς κ Cael. 475.30, 476.5.
II. possession, “βίου κ.BMus.Inscr.918 (Halic.); “κ. τοῦ ἐν ὕλῃ σκοτεινοῦPlot.1.6.3.
2. in Law, title to possession, Mitteis Chr.31 iii 32 (ii B.C.); “κ. καὶ κυρείαBGU1187.7, etc.
3. Medic., retention, κ. ἐπίμονος σπέρματος (i.e. conception) Sor.1.43; opp. ἔκκρισις, Gal.8.440.
b. κ. τῶν ὑδάτων, i.e. drought, Cat.Cod. Astr.7.184.
4. holding firm, steadying, Gal.18(2).826, Olymp. in Mete.96.11.
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