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μειόω , (μείων)
A.lessen, diminish, opp. αὔξω, Phld.Oec.p.21 J. (Pass.); “μ. τὸ χωρίονPlb.9.20.3; μ. τὸν ὁπλισμὸν τοῖς θώραξιν diminish the armour by the breast-pieces, D.H.4.16; “μειούμενον φόρονPFay.26.15 (ii A. D.); moderate, “τὴν ἄγαν κάθαρσινX.Eq.5.9.
II. Pass., become smaller, decrease, in size, etc., “σπλὴν ἐμειοῦτοHp.Epid.1.26.γ́, cf. Pl.Cra.409c; “δελήνη μειουμένηArist.Mu.399a7, cf. Ph.2.153, al.
2. become worse or weaker, “μ. τὴν διάνοιανX.Mem.4.8.1: c. gen., fall short of, τῶν . . μεγάλα θυόντων ib.1.3.3; “τῆς τοῦ σώματος ἰσχύοςId.Cyr.7.5.65.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 11.77
    • Plato, Cratylus, 409c
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 6.3.17
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.5.65
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.4.9
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.3.3
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 4.8.1
    • Xenophon, Hiero, 2.17
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 5.9
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.20.3
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 4.16
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 11
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