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θεμέλι^-ος , ον,
A.of or for the foundation, “λίθοιAr.Av.1137; “οἰκόπεδαD.S.5.66: abs., θεμέλιος (sc. λίθος), , foundation-stone, Arist.Ph.237b13, Metaph.1013a5: metaph., τῆς τέχνης θ. Macho ap.Ath.8.346a; “θ. ἀγνοίαςPh.1.266; οἱ θ. ἐκ παντοίων λίθων ὑπόκεινται the foundations, Th.1.93; “τοὺς θ. ἐκ τῶν λίθων οἰκοδομεῖσθαιArist.PA668a19: metaph., προλιπεῖντοὺς προγονικοὺς θ. SIG888.70(Scaptopara, iii A.D.): also neut. “θεμέλιονArist. APo.95b37(s.v.l.),PPetr.3p.121 (iii B.C.), al.: pl., τὰ θ.Arist.Ph.200a4, PCair.Zen.176.71 (iii B.C.),al., Paus.8.32.1: metaph., τὰ ὑποβληθέντα θ., of the foundations of the world, Epicur.Ep.2p.38U.: gender indeterminate, μὴ ὑποκειμένων . . θ. X.Eq.1.2; ἐκ τῶν θ. from the foundations, Th.3.68 (also sg., “ἐνέπρησαν [οἰκίαν] ἐκ θεμελίουBGU 909.17(iv A.D.)): metaph., “ἐκθ. ἐσφαλμένοιPlb.5.93.2, etc.; “ἄρδην καὶ ἐκ θ. ἀπόλλυσθαιHdn.8.3.2; also ἀνεκτίσθη τὸ τεῖχος ἐκ θεμελείων (sic) Supp.Epigr.2.480(Kuban, iv A.D.).
II. θεμέλια, τά, buildingsites, Ptol.Tetr.174, cf. Vett.Val.82.24,al.
III. Subst., the fourth τόπος,= ἀντιμεσουράνημα, Herm.Trism. in Cat.Cod.Astr.8(3).101, cf. 8(4).241.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1137
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8.32.1
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.93
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.68
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 1.2
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.93.2
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 5.66
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 174
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