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Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν → Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.
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Transliteration A: kataskeuḗ Transliteration B: kataskeuē Transliteration C: kataskevi Beta Code: kataskeuh/

English (LSJ)

ἡ,

   A preparation, ὄντων ἐν κατασκευῇ τοῦ πολέμου being engaged in preparing for it, Th. 8.5; construction, λιμένων ἢ νεωρίων Pl.Grg.455b; fitting out, πλοίων Plb.1.21.1, etc.    2 unpacking, X.Cyr.8.5.5.    3 training, Stoic. 3.89.    II permanent or fixed assets, opp. what is movable or temporary (παρασκευή), fixtures, plant, etc., Th.1.10; ἀνειληφότες τὰς κ. having repaired their estates, Id.2.16; ἡ περὶ τὸν κλῆρον κ. Pl. Lg.923d; τῆς ἄλλης κ., ἐν ᾗ κατοικοῦμεν καὶ μεθ' ἧς πολιτευόμεθα καὶ δι' ἢν ζῆν δυνάμεθα the aggregate of our possessions, Isoc.4.26; αἱ κ. αἱ ἐπὶ τῶν ἀγρῶν ἢ αἱ ἐντὸς τείχους Id.7.52; but also, like παρασκευή, any furniture or fittings, τὴν Μαρδονίου κ., i. e. his tent and its furniture, Hdt.9.82; κ. πολυτελέσι χρησαμένων Th.6.31; φιάλας τε . . καὶ θυμιατήρια καὶ ἄλλην κ. ib.46; ἡ κ. τῆς οἰκίας D.47.54; τῇ τῶν θεῶν κ. χρῆσθαι whatever the gods provided, X.Ages.9.5.    III state, condition, constitution of a thing, θεοῦ κ. βίῳ δόντος τοιαύτην E. Supp.214; αἱ . . κ. τῆς ψυχῆς Pl.R.544e; ἡ τοῦ βίου κ. Id.Lg.842c; ἡ τῶν νόμων κ. ib.739a; ἐν πάσῃ κ. πολιτικῇ ib.736b; ἐν χρημάτων κ. in the constitution of a man's fortune, Id.Grg.477b; ἐν σώματος κ. ibid.; κ. τις παρὰ φύσιν, definition of νόσος, Gal.6.837.    IV device, trick, τέχναι καὶ κ. Aeschin.2.1, v.l. in Din.1.34; ἄνευ κατασκευῆς ᾄδειν artlessly, Ael.NA5.38.    V in Logic, constructive reasoning, opp. ἀνασκευή, D.H.Lys.24, Hermog.Prog.5, etc.: in pl., Cic.Att.1.14.4, Longin.11.2, Quint.2.4.18.    VI Rhet., artistic treatment, κ. ποιητική Str.1.2.6, D.H.Comp.1; manipulation, συλλαβῶν, γραμμάτων, ib.15, 16; elaboration, Id.Pomp.2, etc.; correct style, opp. ἰδιωτισμός, Diocl.Stoic.3.214; technical resources, πλάσμα καὶ ἡ ἄλλη κ. δημηγόρου Phld.Rh.1.199 S.    VII Geom., construction, Archim.Sph.Cyl. 2.4, cf. Procl.in Euc.p.203 F.; κ. ὀργανική solution by mechanical construction, Papp.174.17.    VIII system of gymnastic exercise, as t.t., Gal.6.169.

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