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γραφή γράφω

representation by means of lines:
I.drawing or delineation, Hdt.; of painting, id=Hdt., Plat.
2.a drawing, painting, picture, ὅσον γραφῆι only in a picture, Hdt.; πρέπουσα ὡς ἐν γραφαῖς Aesch.
II.writing, the art of writing, Plat.
2.a writing, Soph.: a letter, Thuc.; so in pl., like γράμματα, Eur.: ψευδεῖς γρ. false statements, id=Eur.
III.γράφομαι) as attic law-term, an indictment in a public prosecution, a criminal prosecution undertaken by the state, opp. to δίκη (a private action), Plat., etc.

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