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θεσμός , Dor. τεθμός (v. infr.), θεθμός IG5(2).159 (Tegea, v B.C.), Isyll.12, Locr. τετθμός Berl.Sitzb.1927.8 (v B.C.): : pl. θεσμοί, poet.
2. of human law, οἱ πάτριοι θ. Hdt.3.31; at Athens, esp. of the laws of Draco, IG12.115.20, And.1.81, Decr. ib.83, Arist.Ath.4.1, etc., cf. Ael.VH8.10: used by Solon of his own laws, Sol.36.16, cf. 31.2, Plu.Sol.19; “ ταῦτα ἀπεργαζόμενος θ. νόμος ἂν ὀρθῶς εἴη κείμενοςPl.Ep.355c; τοῖς ἄλλοις τιθέμενος θεσμοὺςΔημήτριοςDuris 10J.; “ὅδ᾽ τεθμὸς πὲρ τῶν ἐντοφηΐωνGDI2561C19 (Delph.): in later poetry, θεσμοί,= law, jurisprudence, Epigr.Gr. 434.4, al.; θεσμῶν ταμίης, πρόμαχος, IG3.637, 638.
3. generally, rule, precept, rite, S.Tr.682; θ. πυρός the law of the beacon-fire, A.Ag.304; “τεθμὸς ἀέθλωνPi.O.6.69; στεφάνων τ. the appointed crowns, ib.13.29; θ. ὅδ᾽ εὔφρων the cheering strain (cf. νόμος), A. Supp.1034 (lyr.); “ὕμνου τεθμὸν ὈλυμπιονίκανPi.O.7.88; “μακάρωνId.Pae.4.47.
II. institution, as the tribunal of the Areopagus, A. Eu.615; τεθμὸς Ἡρακλέος, Ποτειδᾶνος τεθμοί, the Olympian, Isthmian games, Pi.N.10.33, O.13.40.
III. = θησαυρός, Anacr.58.
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