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ἄπειρος (B), ον, (πεῖραρ, πέρας)
A.boundless, infinite,σκότοςPi.Fr. 130.8; “τὸν ὑψοῦ τόνδ᾽ . αἰθέραE.Fr.941; ἤπειρον εἰς . ib.998; of number, countless,πλῆθοςHdt.1.204; “ἀριθμὸς . πλήθειPl.Prm.144a; “. τὸ πλῆθοςId.R.525a, al.; “εἰς . τὴν ἀδικίαν αὐξάνεινId.Lg.910b; “χρόνος .OGI383.113 (i B.C.): Comp. “-ότεροςDam.Pr.50, Mete.17.15; τὸ . the Infinite, as a first principle, Arist.Ph.203a3, etc.; esp. in the system of Anaximander, D.L.2.1, etc.; but τὰ ἄπειρα individuals, opp. τὰ εἴδη, Arist.Top.109b14, cf. Metaph.999a27, al.; ἄπειρος, opp. πεπερασμένος, Ph.202b31; εἰς . ἰέναι, προϊέναι, ἥκειν, etc., APo.81b33, Ph.209a25, EN1113a2, etc.; [“γῆ] ἐπ᾽ ἄπειρον ἐρριζωμένηStr.1.1.20; also, indefinite,ὕληStoic.2.86.
2. in Trag., freq.of garments, etc., in which one is entangled past escape, i.e. without outlet,ἀμφίβληστρονA.Ag.1382; “χιτώνS.Fr.526; “ὕφασμαE.Or.25.
3. endless, i.e. circular, . δακτύλιος a simple hoop-ring, = ἄλιθος (Poll. 7.179), Arist.Ph.207a2; cf. ἀπείρων (B) 1.3. Adv. -ρως, θρυφθῆναι into an infinite number of fragments, Id.Pr.899b16.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1382
    • Euripides, Orestes, 25
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.204
    • Plato, Laws, 910b
    • Plato, Republic, 525a
    • Plato, Parmenides, 144a
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 526
    • Strabo, Geography, 1.1.20
    • Diogenes Laertius, Vitae philosophorum, 2.1
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