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[WRA , Ion. w[rh , hJ , (akin to ou\ro" B) care, concern, heed, regard for a person or thing, c. gen ., Hes. , Soph. ; mhdemivan w[rhn e[cein gunaikw`n Hdt.

w{ra, {WRA, w{ra

{WRA , Ion. w{rh , hJ : Ep. gen. pl. wJravwn , Ion. wJrevwn : poët. dat. pl. w{raisi :— Lat. hora : any time or period, whether of the year, month, or day ( nuktov" te w{ran kai; mhno;" kai; ejniautou` Xen .): hence

I. a part of the year, a season; in pl. the seasons, Od., Hes. , etc. ; peritellomevnai" w{rai" Soph. ; th`" w{ra" tou` ejniautou` Thuc .:—at first three seasons were distinguished, — spring, e[aro" w{rh, w{rh eijarinhv Hom .;— summer, qevreo" w{rh Hes .; w{ra qerivnh Xen .;— winter, ceivmato" w{rh Hes .; w{rh/ ceimerivh/ Od.;—a fourth, ojpwvra , first in Alcman.

2. absol. the prime of the year, spring-time, o{sa fuvlla givgnetai w{rh/ Hom .:—in historians, the part of the year available for war, the summer-season, or (as we say) the season, Thuc ., etc.

3. the year generally, Hdt. ; ejn th`/ pevrusin w{ra/ last year, Dem ., etc.
4. in pl. the quarters of the heavens, the summer being taken as south, winter as north, Hdt.
II. a part of the day, aiJ w|rai th`" hJmevra" the times of day, i.e. morning, noon, evening, night, Xen. ; also, nukto;" ejn w{rh/ in night time, h. Hom. ; o[ye th`" w{ra" late in the day, Dem.

2. day and night were prob. first divided into twenty-four hours by Hipparchus (about 150 B. C.): but the division of the natural day (from sunrise to sunset) into twelve parts is mentioned by Hdt. (2. 109).

III. the time or season for a thing, o{tan w{. h{kh/ Xen ., etc.
2. c. gen. rei, w{rh koivtoio, u{pnou the time for sleep, bed- time, Od.; w{rh dovrpoio Ib.; karpw`n w|rai Ar.

3. w{ra »ejstivn1/4 , c. inf ., ‘tis time to do a thing, ajlla; kai; w{rh eu{dein Od.; dokei` oujc w{ra ei\nai kaqeuvdein Xen ., etc.

4. in adverb. usages, th;n w{rhn at the right time, Hdt ., Xen. ; but, th;n w{ . at that hour, Hes .:— ejn w{rh/ in due time, in good time, Od., Ar. :—also, aijei; ej" w{ra" in successive seasons, Od.;— kaqÆ w{ran Theocr. ;— pro; th`" w{ra" Xen.

IV. metaph. the prime of life, youth, early manhood, w{ran e[cein Aesch .; pavnte" oiJ ejn w{ra/ Plat. , etc. ; feu` feu` th`" w{ra" ! tou` kavllou" ! ah! what youth! what beauty! Ar. , etc.

V. = ta; wJrai`a , the fruits of the year, Xen.
B. in mythol. sense, aiJ }Wrai , the Hours, keepers of heavens gate, Il.; and ministers of the gods, Ib.; three in number, daughters of Zeus and Themis, Hes. ; often therefore joined with the Cavrite" , h. Hom. , Hes.


wJrai`o" , a, on , produced at the right season ( w{ra ), seasonable, timely: esp. of fruits, like Lat. hornus (from hora), bivo" or bivoto" wJr . store of fruits gathered in due season, Hes .; wJr. karpoiv the fruits of the season, Hdt .; so wJrai`a, tav , Thuc. , Xen. :—also of animals, wJr. a[rne" yearling lambs, Anth.

2. hJ wJraiva , like w{ra 1. 2, the summer season, esp. the months during which the troops kept the field, Dem. ; —but also, th;n me;n wJraivhn oujc u{ei it does not rain in the season ( sc. of rain), Hdt.

II. happening or done in season, in due season, seasonable, a[roto", e[rgon Hes .; wJrai`ovn ejsti the weather is fair, Plut.

2. metaph. seasonable, due, proper, wJrai`a iJerav Plat.
III. of persons, seasonable or ripe for a thing, c. gen ., gavmwn or gavmou wJraivh Hdt .; ej" h{bhn wJr. gavmwn Eur .:—of old persons, ripe for death, pathvr ge mh;n wJrai`o" Id.; wJraivw/ e{stamen bivw/ Id.

2. in the bloom of youth, blooming, Hes ., Xen. :—generally, beautiful, N.T. Hence wJraiovth"


wJraiovth" , hto", hJ , ripeness of fruits, Arist.

II. the bloom of youth, Xen.

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