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στερέ-ωμα , ατος, τό,
A.solid body, Hp.Flat.8, Anaxag. ap. Placit.2.25.9.
b. ἄϋλα ς. immaterial solids, Dam.Pr.425, cf. 205.
2. foundation or framework, e.g. the skeleton, on which the body is, as it were, built, Arist.PA655a22; στερεώματος ἕνεκα τοῦ περιτρήτου to strengthen it, Hero Bel.95.8: metaph., solid part, strength of an army, LXX 1 Ma.9.14; also, ratification, ἐπιστολῆς ib.Es.9.29; steadfastness, “τῆς πίστεωςEp.Col.2.5.
3. = στεῖρα (of a ship), Thphr. HP5.7.3.
4. firmament, i.e. the sky, the heaven above, LXX Ge. 1.6, Ez.1.22, al.; “τὸν τῶν οὐρανίων ς. δεσπότηνTab.Defix.Aud.242.8 (Carthage, iii A.D.).
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