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Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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subs.

P. and V. ἔθος, τό, νόμος, ὁ, νόμιμον, τό (Eur., Hel. 1270; but generally pl.), P. συνήθεια, ἡ, ἐπιτήδευμα, τό, V. νόμισμα, τό.

Customs: P. and V. τὰ καθεστῶτα, Ar. and P. τὰ νομιζόμενα.

Hereditary customs: Ar. and P. τὰ πάτρια.

The custom of the country: Ar. and P. τὸ ἐπιχώριον.

Alas! how bad the custom that prevails in Greece: οἴμοι καθʼ Ἑλλάδʼ ὡς κακῶς νομίζεται (Eur., And. 693).

We will say it is not the custom in Greece to bury on land such as die at sea: V. ἀλλʼ οὐ νομίζειν φήσομεν καθʼ Ἑλλάδα χέρσῳ καλύπτειν τοὺς θανόντας ἐναλίους (Eur., Hel. 1065).

It is a custom: P. and V. νομίζεται.

Buying: P. and V. ὠνή, ἡ.