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Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels

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P. and V. αρχή, ἡ.

With defining genitive: Ar. and V. εἰσβολή, ἡ.

Starting point: P. and V. ἀφορμή. ἡ.

Source, origin: P. and V. πηγή, ἡ (Plat.).

Prelude: P. and V. προοίμιον, τό, V. φροίμιον. τό.

Be the beginning of: P. and V. ἄρχειν (gen.), ὑπάρχειν (gen.).

This day will be the beginning of sore trouble for the Greeks: P. ἥδε ἡ ἡμέρα τοῖς Ἕλλησι μεγάλων κακῶν ἄρξει (Thuc. 2, 12).

This day has been the beginning of many troubles for the house of Œdipus: V. πολλῶν ὑπῆρξεν Οἰδίπου κακῶν δόμοις τοδʼἦμαρ (Eur., Phoen. 1581).

From the beginning: P. and V. ἐξ ἀρχῆς, ἐξ ὑπαρχῆς, ἀπʼ ἀρχῆς, V. ἀρχῆθεν (Soph., Frag.), P. ἄνωθεν.

In the beginning, originally: P. and V. τὸ ἀρχαῖον, P. κατʼ ἀρχάς.