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Ἔρως ἀνίκατε μάχαν -> O love, invincible in battle!
Sophocles, Antigone, 781
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Full diacritics: σημεία Medium diacritics: σημεία Low diacritics: σημεία Capitals: ΣΗΜΕΙΑ
Transliteration A: sēmeía Transliteration B: sēmeia Transliteration C: simeia Beta Code: shmei/a

English (LSJ)

ἡ, A military standard, Plb.2.32.6, LXXIs.30.17, Mon.Anc. 15.23, 16.3. b = Lat. vexillum, as a decoration, OGI560.13 (Tlos, i A.D.). 2 a body of troops under one standard, the Roman manipulus, UPZ14.23, al. (ii B.C.), Sammelb.1436.10 (ii B.C.), Plb.1.33.9, 3.113.3, 6.24.5, etc.; cf. σημεῖον 1.4b. II image of Emperor on standard, J.BJ2.9.2. III = σῆμα 5 (on shield), Sch.Ar.Ra. 963. IV = σημεῖον, διαξέσας σημείας (on stone) IG7.3073.138 (Lebadea). (The spellings σημεία as in IGl.c., UPZ18.5 (ii B.C.), and good Mss. of Plb. (v. vol.4p.xxi B.-W.), D.H.8.64, 9.13, al., D.S.20.90, and σημέα as in UPZ14.23, Sammelb. l.c., Mon.Anc., Abh.Berl.Akad.1932 (5).41 (Pergam., ii A.D.), are prob. the only early spellings: σημαία which is found in Plu.Fab.12 and as v.l. in Plb., D.H.8.65, al., is prob. f.l. for σημέα.)

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German (Pape)

[Seite 874] ἡ, = σημαία, Polyb., zw. L.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

σημεία: ἡ, μεταγεν. τύπος τοῦ σημαία, ὃν οἱ Ἀντιγραφεῖς εἰσήγαγον εἰς τὸ κείμενον Διον. τοῦ Ἁλ., Διόδ., κλπ. - ἴδε Κόντον ἐν Ἀθηνᾶς τ. Θ΄, σ. 78.

Greek Monolingual

ἡ, ΜΑ
βλ. σημαία.