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νόθ-ος , η, ον, also ος, ον (Call.Fr.279),
A.bastard, baseborn, i.e. born of a slave or concubine, freq. in Il. (never in Od.), “ν. υἱόςIl.2.727, etc.; “παῖδες ν.Hdt.8.103, Pl.Ap.27d; opp. γνήσιος, Il.11.102, Ar. Av.1650; ὅδ᾽, εἰ ν. τις, γνησίοις ἴσον σθένει S.Fr.87; “νόθοι καὶ οὐχ υἱοί ἐστεEp.Hebr.12.8: fem., “κούρη νόθηIl.13.173.
2. at Athens, child of a citizen father and an alien mother, D.23.213, etc.; “νόθος πρὸς μητρόςPlu.Them.1.
3. pl., in Egypt, a class of temple-attendants, Wilcken Chr.66 (iii B.C.).
4. of animals, cross-bred,πρόβαταPHib.1.32.15 (iii B.C.).
II. generally, spurious, counterfeit, supposititious, of persons and things, “λογισμῷ τινι ν.Pl.Ti.52b, cf. Dam. Pr.26; “ν. παιδείᾳPl.Lg.741a; “ν. ἡδοναίId.R.587c; ἀοιδαί Call.l.c.; “νόθον ἧπαρ σπλήνArist.PA669b28; αἱ ν. πλευραί the false ribs, Paus. 1.35.6, Gal.UP4.9, Aret.SA2.6; “ν. πυρετόςGal.11.30; ν. σάλπιγξ, of a serpent's hiss, Nonn.D.35.214; ν. φέγγος, of the moon, opp. γνήσιον, of the sun, Ph.1.628; “ν. ἱματισμόςmeretricious, Peripl.M. Rubr.39,49. Adv. “-θωςinsincerely, disingenuously, LXX 3 Ma.3.17, cf. Hsch.
2. of literary works, spurious, Porph.Plot.16.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (15):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1650
    • Demosthenes, Against Aristocrates, 213
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.103
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.102
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.727
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.35.6
    • Plato, Laws, 741a
    • Plato, Republic, 587c
    • Plato, Apology, 27d
    • Plato, Timaeus, 52b
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.173
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 87
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 1), 2.6
    • New Testament, Hebrews, 12.8
    • Plutarch, Themistocles, 1
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