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

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Lit. and met., P. and V. κέντρον, τό. (Reproaches) are as goads to the wise: (ὀνείδη) τοῖς σώφροσιν . . . ἀντίκεντρα γίγνεται (Aesch., Eum. 136.). v. trans. P. κεντρίζειν (Xen.). Urge on: P. and V. ἐπικελεύειν, ἐγκελεύειν, ἐποτρύνειν (Thuc.), ἐξοτρύνειν (Thuc.), P. κατεπείγειν, V. ὀτρύνειν. Prick: P. and V. κεντεῖν.