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αὐτό-μα^τος , η, ον, Hom. and Att.; ος, ον Hes.Op.103, Arist.GA 762a9, Philetaer. 1 D., Hp.EP19 in Hermes 53.65.
1. of persons, acting of one's own will, of oneself,αὐ. δέ οἱ ἦλθεIl.2.408; “αὐ. φοιτῶσι ΝοῦσοιHes.Op.103; “αὐ. ἥκωAr.Pl.1190, cf. Th.6.91, D.S.2.25, etc.
2. of inanimate things, self-acting, spontaneous, of the gates of Olympus, “αὐτόμαται δὲ πύλαι μύκον οὐρανοῦIl.5.749; of the tripods of Hephaistos, which ran of themselves, “ὄφρα οἱ αὐτόματοι . . δυσαίατ᾽ ἀγῶνα18.376, cf. Pl.Com.188; “ὅπλα . . αὐ. φανῆναι ἔξω προκείμενα τοῦ νηοῦHdt.8.37; “τὰ αὐ.marionettes, Arist.GA734b10, Hero Aut. passim: generally, spontaneous,βίοςPl.Plt.271e; “ἔπαινοςEpicur. Sent.Vat.64.
3. of natural agencies, “ ποταμὸς αὐ. ἐπελθώνof itself, Hdt.2.14; of plants, growing of themselves,αὐ. ἐκ τῆς γῆς γίνεταιId.3.100; “αὐ. φύεσθαιId.2.94, Thphr.Fr.171.11; “κύτισος αὐ. ἔρχεταιCratin.98.8: metaph., “αὐτόματα πάντ᾽ ἀγαθὰ . . ποριζεταιAr. Ach.976, cf. Cratin.160; of philosophers, “αὐ. ἀναφύονταιPl.Tht. 180c.
4. of events, happening of themselves, without external agency,αὐ. δεσμὰ διελύθηE.Ba.447; αὐ. θάνατος natural death, D. 18.205; “κόποι αὐ.not to be accounted for externally, Hp.Aph.2.5; “ἀπό τινος αἰτίας αὐτομάτηςPl.Sph.265c; without visible cause, accidental, opp. ἀπὸ πείρης, Hdt.7.9.γ́.
III. Adv. -τως, = ἀπὸ ταὐτομάτου, v.l. in Hdt.2.180, Hp.Fract.43, Arist.PA640a27, al., Theoc.21.27; of itself,κοχλίας αὐ. βαδίζωνPlb.12.13.11:—also αὐτοματεί or -τί (q.v.).
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