A.way by or past, passage, Th.3.21, Arist.Cael.294b26 ; π. καὶ τροπαὶ τῶν ἄστρων ib.296b4, cf. Simp. in Cael.507.24; π. τοῦ χρόνου passage, lapse of time, Porph.Sent.44.
b. Astrol., rotation of chronocratory, Vett. Val.37.9, cf. Ptol. Tetr.109.
2. going by or past, passing, entrance, Th.4.82 ; ἐν τῇ π. as they passed by, Id.1.126, cf. Plb.5.68.8 ; κατὰ τὴν π. Id.21.46.12 ; ἐκ π., ἐν π., by the way, cursorily, Arist. Cael. 306b27, Phld. Rh.1.245 S., D.S.18.16 ; “π. τινὶ ἐπὶ τὰς ὕστερον πράξεις διδόναι” Plu. 2.345c ; τὴν π. ἵν᾽ ἔχῃς τῶν θυρῶν εὐνουστέραν entrance by the door, Dionys. Com.3.17.
II. narrow entrance or approach, mountain-pass, as Thermopylae, etc., Lys.2.30, X.An.4.7.4, etc.; λαβεῖν τὰς π. take the pass, D.5.20, cf. 9.32, Phld. Rh.1.334 S.; opp. δίοδοι, X.Cyn.6.6.
b. esp. side-entrance on the stage, Semus 20, Poll.4.126.
c. gallery or passage-way surmounting fortifications, IG 22.463.49,52,1672.110.
2. first entrance of a chorus in the orchestra, which was made from the side wings, Arist. EN1123a23, Poll.4.108; “ὥσπερ δράματος” Plu.2.805d.
b. first song sung by the chorus after its entrance, Arist. Po. 1452b22, Plu.2.785a.
4. public recitation, AP11.422 (Antioch.).