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στεγα^ν-ός , ή, όν, (στέγω)
A.covering so as to keep out water, water-tight, “τρίχαX.Cyn.5.10; “πλοῖαArist.Fr.554; of other things, “κλῶνες . . κεράμων -ώτεροιAP9.71 (Antiphil.); πυκνὸν καὶ ς. Plu.2.692a; “προβλημάτων -ώτατον πρὸς ὀϊστούςId.Ant.45.
2. generally, enclosing, confining, “δίκτυονA.Ag.358 (anap.).
II. closely covered, sheathed, λευκῆς χιόνος πτέρυγι στεγανός, of Polynices, represented as an eagle, covered by his white Argive shield (cf. λεύκασπις), S.Ant.114 (anap.); of a building, ἄνωθεν ς. roofed over, Th.3.21, cf. Trag.Adesp.115, Call.Cer. 55, D.H.1.26; “οὓς [ναοὺς] . . δοκὸς στεγανοὺς παρέχειE.Fr.472.6 (anap.).
2. strongly fortified, “πόλιςAristid.Or.21(22).12 (Comp.); “ἕρκηLib.Decl.23.77 (Sup.).
3. indoor, δίαιτα, opp. open-air life, Ph.2.297.
4. metaph., τὸ ἀκόλαστον αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐ ς. its intemperance and leakiness, Pl.Grg.493b; and of persons, close, reserved, prov., “Ἀρεοπαγίτου -ώτεροςAlciphr.1.13, cf. Them.Or.21.263a, Or.26.323d, etc.
III. Adv. -νῶς confinedly, through a covered passage or tube, πνοὴ ἰοῦσα ς. Th.4.100; πωμάσαι ς. cover tightly, Dsc.2.76.14: Comp., “-ώτερον πρὸς τὰς τῶν ὑετῶν φορὰς ἀντέχεινPh.2.513; “ναῦς -ώτατα ἔχειAristid.Or.34(50).31.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 358
    • Plato, Gorgias, 493b
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 114
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.21
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 5.10
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.100
    • Plutarch, Antonius, 45
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 1.26
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