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κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες -> The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

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adj.

Lying between two extremes: P. and V. μέσος.

Moderate, not excessive: P. and V. μέτριος.

Customary: P. and V. εἰωθώς, συνήθης, εἰθισμένος.

subs.

Middle point: P. τὸ μέσον.

On the average, for the most part: P. τὰ πολλά, ὡς ἐπὶ τὸ πολύ; see mostly.

To strike the average between the largest and smallest number of ships: πρὸς τὰς μεγίστας καὶ ἐλαχίστας ναῦς τὸ μέσον σκοπεῖν (Thuc. 1, 10).

v. trans.

Equalise: P. ἐπανισοῦν; see equalise.