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ζωτικός , ή, όν, (ζῶ) for giving or maintaining life, “ἐπιθυμίαPl. Ti.91b; “δυνάμιεςTi.Locr.100d, cf. D.S.2.51(Sup.), Gal.15.506; “πνεῦμαLXXWi.15.11; “ἰκμάςCorn.ND2; “φῶςPorph.Marc.13; “τὸ ὑγρὸν -ώτερον τοῦ ξηροῦArist.GA761a27, cf. 733a11; [“ἔαρ] -ωτάτη ὥραThphr.CP1.13.4.
II. full of life, alive, Pl.R.610e, Thphr. HP1.14.2, Porph.Gaur.16.3,5; τὰ τήθυα ζωτικώτερα τῶν σπόγγων more like animals, Arist.PA681a10; τὰ -ώτατα μέρη (of the body) Plu.2.130b. Adv. -κῶς, ἔχειν to be fond of life, Id.Cat.Mi.70.
2. characteristic of life, vital, “τὸ αὐτὰ ὑφ᾽ αὑτῶν κινεῖσθαι ζωτικόνArist. Ph.255a6; τόνος, πνεῦμα, φύσις, Stoic.2.235, 241,272; “κίνησιςHerm. ap.Stob.1.41.7, cf. Plot.6.7.5(Comp.), Porph.Sent.37; “κατὰ τὸ ζ.Procl.Inst.189. Adv. -κῶς ib.39, Dam.Pr.79, Herm. ap. Stob.l.c.
3. ζ. χρόνος duration of life, Vett.Val.132.4; of works of Art, true to life, τὸ ζ. φαίνεσθαι πῶς ἐνεργάζῃ τοῖς ἀνδριᾶσιν; X.Mem.3.10.6; “-ώτατα ἐξεργάσασθαιPlu.2.668d.
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    • Plato, Republic, 610e
    • Plato, Timaeus, 91b
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 3.10.6
    • Plutarch, Cato Minor, 70
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 2.51
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