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τελέσφορ-ος (parox.), ον,
A.bringing fulfilment; used by Hom. always in phrase τελεσφόρον εἰς ἐνιαυτόν, for the space of a fulfilment-bringing year, for a complete year, Il.19.32, Od.4.86, al., Hes.Th.740; freq. in Trag., destined to be accomplished, “τελεσφόροι ἀραίA.Th.655; “τ. εὐχαίId.Ch.212, E.Ph.69; εὔχομαι τοὔνειρον εἶναι τοῦτ᾽ ἐμοὶ τ. A.Ch.541; φάσματα δὸς τ. grant accomplishment to the visions, S.El.646; τ. χάριν δοῦναι grant the favour of fulfilment, Id.OC1489; “τ. διδοῦσα χρησμόνE.Ph.641 (lyr.).
II. able to fulfil or accomplish, allpowerful, “Ζεύςh.Hom.23.2; “ΜοῖραA.Pr.511; “πρὸς ἐνδίκοις φρεσὶν τελεσφόροις δίναις κυκλούμενον κέαρId.Ag.996 (lyr.); “ΔίκηS.Aj. 1390; πεσεῖν ἐς τὸ μὴ τ. to fall fruitless, powerless to the ground, A.Ag.1000 (lyr.); τ. προθυμία, πειθώ, cited as examples of frigidity of style, Arist.Rh.1406a3.
2. bearing fruit in due season, “χῶραιThphr.CP3.23.5; bringing their fruit to perfection, “δένδραPlu.2.2e; favourable to production, “ὕδωρThphr.CP2.6.4.
b. Pythag. name for 7 and 9, Theol.Ar.42 and 58.
3. having the management or ordering, “δωμάτων τ. γυνήA.Ch.663; cf. “τέλειος11.
III. as pr. n., a deity worshipped in company with Asclepios and Hygeia, IG22.4533.27, al.:—also Τελεσφορίων , ωνος, , CIG6753 (, dedicated to Ἀσκληπιὸς Περγαμηνός).
2. title of priest at Cyrene, ib.5145 (cf. “τελεσφορέω111).
3. sorceress, LXX De.23.17(18).
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