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Φιλοκαλοῦμέν τε γὰρ μετ' εὐτελείας καὶ φιλοσοφοῦμεν ἄνευ μαλακίας -> Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not makes us soft.
Τhucydides, 2.40.1

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substantive

beginning: P. and V. ἀρχή, ἡ.

cause: P. and V. αἰτία, ἡ, Ar. and P. αἴτιον, τό.

starting point: P. and V. ἀφορμή, ἡ.

source, root: P. and V. πηγή, ἡ (Plato), ῥίζα, ἡ.

birth, lineage: P. and V. γένος, τό, V. γονή, ἡ, σπορά, ἡ; see lineage.

coming into being: P. and V. γένεσις, ἡ.