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measure

Ἓν οἶδα, ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα –> I know only one thing, that I know nothing | all I know is that I know nothing.
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, Book 2 sec. 32.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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substantive

P. and V. μέτρον, τό.

measures and weights: V. μέτρα… καὶ μέρη σταθμῶν (Eur., Phoenissae 541; cf. Ar., Av. 1040-1041).

criterion: P. and V. κανών, ὁ.

limit: P. and V. ὅρος, ὁ, πέρας, τό.

due limit: P. and V. μέτρον, τό.

beyond measure: use adv., V. ὑπερμέτρως; (Eur., Fragment); see also excessively.

allowance: P. μέτρον, τό (Plato, Republic 621A), V. μέτρημα, τό.

time, rhythm: P. and V. ῥυθμός, ὁ.

metre: Ar. and P. μέτρον, τό.

dance: see dance.

legislative act: P. and V. ψήφισμα, τό.

measures, policy: P. προαίρεσις, ἡ.

take measures, v.: P. and V. βουλεύεσθαι.

take extreme measures: P. and V. ἀνήκεστόν τι δρᾶν, P. ἀνήκεστόν τι βουλεύειν (Thuc. 1, 132).

in like measure: P. and V. ἐξ ἴσου.

he contributed in some small measure to…: P. μέρος τι συνεβάλετο (gen.).

have hard measure, v.: P. and V. κακῶς πάσχειν.

measure for measure: P. ἴσα ἀντ' ἴσων; see tit for tat.

repay measure for measure: V. τὸν αὐτὸν… τίσασθαι τρόπον (Aesch., Theb. 638).

requite in equal measure: P. τοῖς ὁμοίοις ἀμύνεσθαι (acc.).

verb transitive

P. and V. μετρεῖν, σταθμᾶσθαι (Plato), συμμετρεῖσθαι, ἀναμετρεῖν (or mid.), V. σταθμᾶν; (mid. also in P.), ἐκμετρεῖν (or mid.) (also Xen. but rare P.).

measure out: P. and V. μετρεῖν, P. διαμετρεῖν, V. ἐκμετρεῖν; (or mid.) (also Xen. but rare P.).

have measured out to one: P. μετρεῖσθαι, διαμετρεῖσθαι.

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