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τέμεν-ος , εος, τό, Arc. nom. and acc. sg.
II. a piece of land marked off from common uses and dedicated to a god, precinct, “ἔνθα τέ οἱ τ. βωμός τε θυήειςIl.8.48, cf. 2.696, al., Pi.N.10.19, IG12.94.29, etc.; “τὸ τ. τῶν ἡρῴωνTest.Epict.2.13; in it stood the temple or shrine, Hdt.2.112, 155, 3.142; “Πρωτεσίλεω τάφος τε καὶ τ. περὶ αὐτόνId.9.116: hence the Pythian race-course is called a τέμενος, Pi.P.5.33; Syracuse is the τ. Ἄρεος ib.2.2; the sacred valley of the Nile is the Νείλοιο πῖον τ. Κρονίδα ib. 4.56; the lake formed by the Cephisus is the τ. Καφισίδος ib.12.27; the Acropolis is the ἱερὸν τ. (of Pallas), Ar.Lys.483 (lyr.): poet. also, “τέμενος αἰθέροςA.Pers.365; “ἀνέμωνPhilet.13; Μαραθὼν σῆς ἀρετῆς τ. IG14.1185 (Rome); τρόπαια στησάμενοι Διὸς . . τέμενος to be a grove of Zeus, Tim.Pers.211; of sacred grones, h.Ven.267.
III. temple, ἄγαμαι τοῦ τ. τῆς ὀροφῆς Chor.p.88 B., cf. p.116 B.
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