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μέτρον 1

I.that by which anything is measured:
1.a measure or rule, Il.; ἄνδρα πάντων χρημάτων μ. εἶναι is a measure of all things, Plat.
2.a measure of content, whether solid or liquid, δῶκεν μέθυ, χίλια μέτρα Il.; εἴκοσι μέτρα ἀλφίτου Od.
3.measure, length, size, μέτρα κελεύθου the length of the way, Od.; μέτρον ἑξήκοντα σταδίους Thuc.; μέτρον ἥβης full measure, i. e. the prime, of youth, Il.; μέτρα μορφῆς one's size and shape, Eur.
4.due measure or limit, proportion, μέτρα φυλάσσεσθαι Hes.; κατὰ μέτρον id=Hes. ὑπὲρ μέτρον Theogn.; πλέον μέτρου Plat.;— μέτρῷ μετρίως, Pind.
II.metre, opp. to μέλος (tune)and ῥυθμός (time), Ar., Plat.
2.a verse, Plat.

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