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παράδειγ-μα , ατος, τό, (παραδείκνυμι)
A.pattern, model: of an architect's model (or perh. plan) of a building, Hdt.5.62, IG22.1668.95, 11(2).161 A43,75,203 B95, al. (Delos, iii B. C.); a sculptor's or painter's model, Pl.Ti.28c, R.500e, IG12.374.248, 22.1675.23 (pl.); of the divine exemplars after which earthly things are made, “ἐν οὐρανῷ ἴσως π. ἀνάκειταιPl.R.592b; of the Platonic ideas, opp. εἰκών, Arist.Metaph. 991a21, 1013a27 (later, copy, “Πλάτων τὸν ὁρατὸν κόσμον γεγονέναι π. τοῦ νοητοῦ κόσμουPlacit.2.6.4 (v.l. πρὸς π.)).
b. sample, παραδείγματα νεκρῶν ξύλινα samples of mummies made of wood, Hdt. 2.86, cf. PSI5.485 (iii B. C.), PCair.Zen.445.9, 665.2 (iii B. C.).
4. argument, proof from example, Th.1.2, etc., cf. Arist.APr.68b38, Rh.1356b3, 1402b14, 1418a3, Zeno Stoic.1.23; including παραβολή and λόγος, Arist.Rh.1393a 27.
5. in Law, leading case, precedent, Wilcken Chr.27.5 (ii A. D.).
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