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πρᾶξις 1 πράσσω

I.a doing, transaction, business, πλεῖν κατὰ πρῆξιν on a trading voyage, Od.; πρῆξις δ᾽ ἥδ᾽ ἰδίη, οὐ δήμιος a private, not a public affair, id=Od.
2.the result or issue of a business, οὐ γάρ τις πρ. πέλεται γόοιο no good comes of weeping, Il.; so, ὄυ τις πρ. ἐγίγνετο μυρομένοισιν Od.; πρ. οὐρίαν θέλων Aesch.; χρησμῶν πρ. their issue, id=Aesch. acting, transacting, doing, κακότητος Theogn.; πρ. πολεμική, ποιητική, πολιτική Plat.:— action, opp. to πάθος, id=Plat.; ἐν ταῖς πράξεσι in actual life, id=Plat.
2.action, exercise, χειρῶν, σκελῶν id=Plat. action, act, Soph., etc. τὸ εὖ or κακῶς πράσσειν, a doing well or ill, faring so and so, one's fortune, state, condition, Hdt., Aesch., etc.
V.practical ability, dexterity, Polyb.:— also, practice, trickery, id=Polyb.
VI.the exaction of money, recovery of outstanding debts or arrears, πρ. συμβολαίων Plat., Dem.:—hence, the exaction of vengeance, retribution, Eur. pl. public or political life, Dem.

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