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βασανιστήριον

Φοβοῦ τὸ γῆρας, οὐ γὰρ ἔρχεται μόνον -> Fear old age, for it never comes alone
Menander
Full diacritics: βᾰσᾰνιστήριον Medium diacritics: βασανιστήριον Low diacritics: βασανιστήριον Capitals: ΒΑΣΑΝΙΣΤΗΡΙΟΝ
Transliteration A: basanistḗrion Transliteration B: basanistērion Transliteration C: vasanistirion Beta Code: basanisth/rion

English (LSJ)

τό,

   A question-chamber, Theopomp.Com.63, Polyaen.8.62, Phalar.Ep.82, 115; of the stocks, Sm.Je.20.2.    II in pl., instruments of torture, Plu.2.315d, Charito 4.2, Them.Or.13.175c.    III touchstone, test, χρυσοῦ, πορφύρας ib.21.247b: metaph., ib.248a.

German (Pape)

[Seite 436] τό, 1) der Prüfstein, Sp., wie Themist. – 2) die Folterkammer, Theop. com. bei E. M. 411, 33; Polyaen. 8. 62.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

βᾰσᾰνιστήριον: τό, ὁ τόπος τῶν βασάνων,κολαστήριον,Θεόπομπ.Κωμ. Ἀδηλ.1. ΙΙ.δοκιμαστήριον, δοκιμή, Θεμίστ. 248Α.