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Ὄττω τις ἔραται -> Whatever one loves best | Whom you desire most
Sappho

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adj.

P. and V. μέσος. Adopt a middle course in one's speech: P. τὰ μεταξύ λέγειν (Dem. 202.). A man of the middle class: P. μέσος πολίτης, ὁ. The shrine at earth's middle point: V. μεσόμφαλον ἵδρυμα (Aesch., Choe. 1036). The middle point of the earth: P. and V. ὀμφαλός, ὁ (Plat., Rep. 427C). subs. P. and V. τὸ μέσον. In the middle of the city: P. and V. ἐν μέσῃ τῇ πόλει. Rising in the middle of dinner: P. ἐξαναστάντες μεταξύ δειπνοῦντες (Dem. 284). Break up a party in the middle: P. μεταξύ διαλῦσαι τὴν συνουσίαν (Plat., Prot. 336E). Be at the middle, v.; P. and V. μεσοῦν. They put the small boats in the middle: P. τὰ λεπτὰ πλοῖα . . . ἐντὸς ποιοῦνται (Thuc. 2, 83). Waist: see waist.