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ὀπώρ-α , Ion. ὀπώρ-η , : sts. ὁπώρα , cf. χεῖμα χὠπώραν, i.e. καὶ ὁπ-, Alcm.76 (χειμάχωι πάραν, etc. codd.) ; pr. nn.
A.ὉπωρίςIG5(1).1497, Hopora CIL6.21782 ; cf. μεθόπωρον, μεθοπωρινός:—the part of the year between the rising of Sirius and of Arcturus (i.e. the last days of July, all Aug., and part of Sept.), the latter part of summer; Hom. names θέρος and ὀπώρη together, “θέρος τεθαλυῖά τ᾽ ὀπώρηOd.11.192 ; Σείριος being the star of ὀπώρη, Il.22.27 ; cf. ὀπωρινός.—In later times it became the name of a definite season, autumn (v. “ὥρα1.1 c), but was still used sts. to denote summer (autumn being distd. as φθινόπωρον or μετόπωρον)“, ἀρξάμενος ἀπὸ τοῦ ἠρινοῦ χρόνου πρὸ ὀπώραςX.HG3.2.10, cf. Ar.Av.709, Arist.Mete.348a1 ; “ἐπ᾽ ὀκτὼ μῆνας Κυρηναίους ὀπώρη ἐπέχειHdt.4.199 ; “νέας δ᾽ ὀπώρας ἡνίκ᾽ ἂν ξανθῇ στάχυςA.Fr.304.7.
II. fruit,γλαυκῆς ὀπώρας . . ποτοῦ χυθέντος . . Βακχίας ἀπ᾽ ἀμπέλουS.Tr.703 ; “τέμνεται βλαστουμένη καλῶς .Id.Fr.255.8 ; “σικυούς, βότρυς, ὀπώρανAr.Fr.569.1 : so in Prose, X. HG2.4.25, Pl.Lg.844d, 845c, Arist.HA606b2, 629a2 : in this sense also in pl., Is.11.43 ; Alcm.75) even calls honey κηρίνα ὀπώρα; “ἐαρινὴ ὀπώραAlciphr.Fr.6.10.
III. metaph., life's summer, the time of youthful ripeness, Pi.I.2.5 ; τέρειναν ματέρ᾽ οἰνάνθας ὀπώραν (v. οἰνάνθη) Id.N.5.6 ; ripe virginity, A.Supp.998, 1015 ; “. ΚύπριδοςChaerem.12.
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    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 998
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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 709
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.199
    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.192
    • Plato, Laws, 845c
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    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.2.10
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 2.4.25
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.1
    • Homer, Iliad, 22.27
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 255.8
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