A.at daybreak, in the morning, early, mostly with Verbs of motion, so as to agree with the person, “ἀφίκετο . . ὄρθριος” h.Merc.143 ; “ὀρθρίη αὖθις ἔσειμι” Thgn.863 ; ὄρθριος παρεῖναι, ἥκειν, Ar.Ec.283, Pl.Prt.313b ; “ἤλουν ὄρθριαι τὰ σιτία” Pherecr.10.
2. generally, of the morning, “πόλτος” Epich.23 ; διὰ τὸν ὄ. νόμον the morning song, as parody of ὄρθιον, Ar.Ec.741 ; ὄρθριον ᾆσαι (sc. ᾆσμα), of the cock, Id.Av.489 ; “δεῖ ὄρθριον εἶναι τὸν σύλλογον” Pl.Lg. 961b ; τὸ ὄ. as Adv., in the morning, early, Hdt.2.173, Luc.Gall.1 ; or “ὄρθριον” Ar.Ec.377, 526: irreg. Comp. and Sup. ὀρθριαίτερος, -αίτατος, Hdn.Epim.166; also ὀρθρίτερον as Adv., earlier, UPZ62.19 (ii B. C.), BGU1201.4 (i A. D.).