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ἀφαίρ-εσις , εως, ,
A.taking away, carrying off, remoual, Pl.Cri.46c (pl.); putting off,τοῦ θνητοῦ CA27p.483M.; opp. πρόσθεσις, Plu.Lyc.13 (pl.).
2. as law-term, assertion of freedom of a reputed slave, Hyp.Fr.23.
3. amputation, Archig. ap. Orib.47.13.4.
II. in Logic, abstraction, ἐξ, δι᾽ ἀφαιρέσεως, Arist.Cael.299a16, EN1142a18; esp. “τὰ ἐξ .mathe-matics, Id.AP0.81b3, Metaph.1061a29, al.; opp. ἐκ προσθέσεως, ib. 1077b9; also “τὰ ἐν . ὄντα An.429b18, al.:—Cicero jokes on this term, Att.6.1.2.
2. Gramm., remoual of initial letters, as in σῦς ὗς, Choerob. in Theod.1p.148H., cf. A.D.Pron.55.13, al.; also of medial letters, ib.93.13; of feet in verse, opp. πρόσθεσις, POxy. 220 iii 3.
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