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Ἀλλ’ ἐσθ’ ὁ θάνατος λοῖσθος ἰατρός κακῶν -> But death is the ultimate healer of ills
Sophocles, Fragment 698

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subs.

P. and V. ῥίζα, ἡ.

trunk: Ar. and P. στέλεχος, τό.

Met., origin: P. and V. πηγή, ἡ, ῥίζα, ἡ.

beginning: P. and V. ἀρχή, ἡ.

family: P. and V. γένος, τό, V. σπέρμα, τό, ῥίζα, ἡ, ῥίζωμα, τό; see family.

root of a number: P. πυθμήν, ὁ (Plat.).

square root: P. δύναμις, ἡ (Plat.).

end from which something has been cut: P. and V. τομή, ἡ.

from small seed a great root may spring: V. σμικροῦ γένοιτʼ ἂν σπέρματος μέγας πυθμήν (Aesch., Choe. 204).

take root: P. ῥιζοῦσθαι (Xen.), καταρριζοῦσθαι (Plat.).

root and branch, utterly: use adj., P. and V. πρόρριζος (also Ar. rare P.), Ar. and V. αὐτόπρεμνος, or adv., V. πρυμνόθεν:see utterly.