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ὄρθριος , α, ον, (ὄρθρος) daybreak, in the morning, early, mostly with Verbs of motion, so as to agree with the person, “ἀφίκετο . . ὄρθριοςh.Merc.143 ; “ὀρθρίη αὖθις ἔσειμιThgn.863 ; ὄρθριος παρεῖναι, ἥκειν, Ar.Ec.283, Pl.Prt.313b ; “ἤλουν ὄρθριαι τὰ σιτίαPherecr.10.
2. generally, of the morning,πόλτοςEpich.23 ; διὰ τὸν . 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 σύλλογονPl.Lg. 961b ; τὸ . as Adv., in the morning, early, Hdt.2.173, Luc.Gall.1 ; or “ὄρθριονAr.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.).
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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 489
    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 283
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    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 741
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.173
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 143
    • Plato, Laws, 961b
    • Plato, Protagoras, 313b
    • Lucian, Gallus, 1
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