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προσῳδία , , (ᾠδή) sung to instrumental music,= ᾠδὴ πρὸς κιθάραν, Critias 57, cf. Choerob. in Sch.D.T.p.124 H., Hsch., Phot., etc.
2. = προσφώνησις 1, A.Fr.299.
II. variation in pitch of the speaking voice, φθόγγοι καὶ π. tones and voice-modulations, Pl.R.399a.
2. pronunciation of a syllable on a certain pitch, Arist.SE166b1, 177b3 (where Uhlig ad D.T. (index) cj. ὀρός for ὅρος, cf. infr. 3), Po.1461a22; “τὸ δασύνειν ψιλοῦν ταῖς π. ἑτέρως τῆς συνηθείας ἐκφέρεινPhld. Rh.1.155S., cf. Str.9.2.20, D.H.Comp.11,19, Plu.2.439d, Hermog. Stat.2; “ἀναγνωστέον κατὰ προσῳδίανD.T.629.15; Dionysius . . Thrax . . tres [prosodias] . . tradidit . ., βαρεῖαν ὀξεῖαν περισπωμένην Gramm. Lat. iv p.529 K.; prosodiam ibi esse dicimus ubi aut sursum est aut deorsum, ib. p.531 K.; περὶ καθολικῆς π., title of work by Hdn.Gr., Hdn.Gr.2.924.
3. more generally, to include other normally unwritten differences of pronunciation, viz. quantity and breathing, “οὐ δύο μόνον ὑπειλήφασιν εἶναι προσῳδίας γραμματικῶν παῖδες, τήν τε μακρὰν καὶ βραχεῖαν, ἀλλὰ καὶ ὀξεῖαν βαρεῖαν περισπωμένην δασεῖαν ψιλήνS.E.M.1.113, cf. Theon.Prog.13, Sch.D.T.p.124 H.; so Gal.14.583, 591 understands Arist.SE177b3.
4. written marks indicating the above differences of pronunciation, αὐτὸς χαρακτὴρ τῶν τόνων καὶ τῶν χρόνων καὶ τῶν πνευμάτων, οἷον <*>, Choerob. l.c.
5. improperly of the πάθη (cf. πάθος IV. 2c), Id.ib.p.125 H.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Plato, Republic, 399a
    • Strabo, Geography, 9.2.20
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 11
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 19
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