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πτῶμα , ατος, τό, (πίπτω)
b. fall in wrestling, Call.Iamb.1.274, AP9.391 (Diotim.): metaph., booby-trap, “π. φιλοσόφων ἀπαλαιστρότατονPhld.Rh.1.8S.; lapse, blunder, Gal. 10.124.
2. metaph., misfortune, calamity, τά γ᾽ ἐκ θεῶν πτώματα calamities sent by the gods, E.HF1228.
3. pl., injuries due to falls, bruises, Dsc.1.128,3.1,5.117.
II. fallen body, corpse, carcase, freq. with gen., πτῶμα Ἑλένης, Ἐτεοκλέους, E.Or.1196, Ph.1697, cf. LXX Jd.14.8, D.H.4.70, etc.; “πτώματα νεκρῶνE.Ph.1482 (anap.): without a gen., A.Supp.662 (s. v.l., lyr.), Plb.15.14.2, Sardis 7 No. 165, Plu.Alex.33, etc.: collective in sg., SIG700.17 (Maced., ii B.C.), Apoc.11.8, Polyaen.6.18.1.
2. of buildings, ruin, οἰκίας, κρηνῖδος, IG11(2).161 A120, 163 Ba 21 (Delos, iii B.C.); ἐπὶ τοῦ π. on the ruins (of the wall), Plb.16.31.8, cf. 5.4.9,5.100.6, Aristid.Or.25(43).27; breach in a city-wall, D.S.16.8, al.: pl., ruins, IG11(2).199A 103 (Delos, iii B.C.), Ph.Bel.100.45, Plb.21.28.2; “π. οἴκωνPhryn.351; π. ἐλαιῶν fallen olive-trees or fruit, Lys.Fr.203 S.; windfall fruit, of the φοῖνιξ, Dsc.1.109.
III. payment which falls due, PEleph.11.4 (iii B.C., pl.), PLond.1.3.37 (ii B.C.).
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