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συμμετρ-ία , ,
A.commensurability, opp. ἀσυμμετρία, Arist.Metaph.1061b1, cf. 1004b11, EN1133b18; πρὸς τὴν ς. τῶν καθ᾽ ἡμᾶς ἀνθρώπων in comparison with, measured by the standard of . ., PMonac.6.39 (vi A.D.).
II. symmetry, due proportion, one of the characteristics of beauty and goodness, βίου συμμετρίῃ by harmony of life, Democr. 191, cf. Pl.Phlb.64e sq.; νυκτὸς πρὸς ἡμέραν ς. Id.R.530a; πρὸς ἄλληλα ς. Id.Sph.228c; of exercise to food, Hp.Vict.1.2; “τροφῆς καὶ ἀέροςThphr.CP2.9.13; “ς. τῶν λαμβανομένωνSor.1.94; “σιτίων τε καὶ πομάτωνGal.6.7; “τῶν φαρμάκωνId.13.988; κατὰ μίαν ς. in a fixed proportion, Id.6.272; παρὰ τὴν ς. out of proportion, Arist.Pol.1308b12; but ς. πρός τι, also, proportion calculated to produce . . , Pl.Ti.66d; τῶν καλῶν ς. Id.Sph.235e; “ὑγίειαν ἐν . . ς. θερμῶν καὶ ψυχρῶν τίθεμενArist.Ph.246b5, cf. Gal.6.13,15, al.; τοῦ τῶν γάμων χρόνου ς. suitability, Pl.Lg.925a: pl., αἱ ς. the proportions, Id.Ti.87d, Sph. 235d, 236a.
b. suitable relation, convenient size, “πόρωνEpicur. Ep.2p.49U.: pl., “ς. καὶ ἁρμονίαι τῶν . . πόρωνId.Fr.250.
2. a woman's robe without a train, PSI4.341.7 (iii B.C.), Poll.7.54, Hsch.
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