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τμῆ-μα , ατος, τό, (τέμνω)
A.part cut off, section, piece, Pl.Smp.191d, al.; segment of a line, Id.R.509d, Euc.2.11, etc.; of a circle (i.e. portion cut off by a chord), Arist.Metaph.1035a34 (pl.), APr.41b18, Mete. 343a12, Euc.3 Def.6, etc.; also of the portion cut off by radii, sector, τὰ ἀφαιρούμενα ὑπὸ τῶν ἐκ τοῦ κέντρου [τμήματα] Arist. Cael.290a3, cf. Str.2.5.34; of lunes, τετραγωνισμὸς διὰ τῶν τμημάτωνArist.Ph. 185a16; of segments of other figures cut off by straight lines or planes, Democr.155, Archim.Con.Sph.Prooem., al.; and of segments bounded by a circle and a circumscribed polygon, Papp.316.2.
2. cut, incision, wound, Pl.Grg.476c.
3. section of a book, Ps.-Ammon. in APr.67.39.
4. Astrol., division between two zodiacal signs, Serapio in Cat.Cod.Astr.8(4).230.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Euclid, Elements, 3
    • Euclid, Elements, 2.11
    • Plato, Republic, 509d
    • Plato, Symposium, 191d
    • Plato, Gorgias, 476c
    • Strabo, Geography, 2.5.34
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