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πέρα^ς , Ep. πεῖραρ (q.v.), α^τος, τό,
A.end, limit, boundary,
I. in local sense, “ἐκ περάτων γᾶςAlc.33.1, cf. Th.1.69; “π. . . αὔλ<ε>ιος θύρα ἐλευθέρα γυναικὶ νενόμιστ᾽ οἰκίαςMen.546; τὸ π. tip, “τοῦ αἰδοίουArist. GA773a21; [τῆς ῥινός] Gal.18(2).28; τισὶ τὰ π. ἀλγέει the extremities, Aret.SD1.7.
2. perfection of a thing, “τὸ π. τῆς μαγειρικῆς . . εὑρηκέναιHegesipp.Com. 1.4, cf. 10, Posidipp.26.17.
3. end, object, εὐχῆς, ἐλπίδος, Luc.Harm.2 sq.
4. Philos., that which limits or has limits, opp. τὸ ἄπειρον, Pythag. ap. Arist.Metaph.986a23, Pl.Phlb.30a, etc.; “τὰ ἐλάχιστα καὶ ἀμιγῆ π. [τῆς ἀτόμου]Epicur.Ep.1p.17U.: Com., of a person, τὸν καλούμενον Π. Philosteph.Com.1.3.
III. final decision, [οἱ] τὸ π. ἔχοντες τῶν ἐν τῇ πόλει ἁπάντων δικαίων the supreme court, from which there is no appeal, Din.3.16.
IV. πέρας as Adv., at length, at last, Aeschin.1.61, Plb.2.55.6, etc.; “πέρας δ᾽ οὖνD.56.10; τὸ π. Lys.9.17, Alex.261.13 ; but also, τὸ π. 'to cut a long story short', Men.Epit.70,316,470. [In Aeol. the first syll. is short in Alc.33, long in 84.]
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    • Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 61
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 632
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 97
    • Demosthenes, Against Dionysodorus, 10
    • Euripides, Andromache, 1216
    • Euripides, Orestes, 511
    • Isocrates, Panegyricus, 5
    • Lycurgus, Against Leocrates, 60
    • Lysias, Against Eratosthenes, 88
    • Lysias, For the Soldier, 17
    • Plato, Parmenides, 137d
    • Plato, Philebus, 30a
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.69
    • Polybius, Histories, 2.55.6
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.31.2
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 1.7
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.42
    • Lucian, Harmonides, 2
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