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law

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander

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Divine law: P. and V. ὁσία, ἡ. Human law: P. and V. νόμος, ὁ. Ordinance: P. and V. νόμιμον, τό, or pl., θεσμός, ὁ (rare P.). Equality is man's law: V. τὸ γὰρ ἴσον νόμιμον ἀνθρώποις ἔφυ (Eur., Phoen. 538). Since it is a law of nature for the weaker to be kept down by the stronger: P. ἀεὶ καθεστῶτος τὸν ἥσσω ὑπὸ τοῦ δυνατωτέρου κατείργεσθαι (Thuc. 1, 76). Make laws: of a people making their own laws, P. and V. νόμον τίθεσθαι; of a legislator: P. and V. νόμον τιθέναι. P. νομοθετεῖν, V. θεσμοποεῖν. Break the law, v.: P. παρανομεῖν. Enjoy good laws: P. εὐνομεῖσθαι. Enjoyment of good laws, subs.: Ar. and P. εὐνομία, ἡ. Lay down the law, domineer, v.; P. and V. δεσπόζειν, τυραννεύειν. Bring to law: P. εἰς δικαστήριον ἄγειν, V. πρὸς τὴν δίκην ἄγειν. Go to law: Ar. and P. δικάζεσθαι. Go to law against: P. ἀντιδικεῖν πρός (acc.), ἀγωνίζεσθαι πρός (acc.), Ar. and P. δικάζεσθαι (dat.). The laws of health: P. τὸ ὑγιεινόν. The laws of nature: P. τὰ τῆς φύσεως.