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ἄθυρ-μα, τό, (ἀθύρω) plaything, toy, Il.15.363, h.Merc.40: in pl., beautiful objects, adornments, Od. 18.323, Sapph.Supp.20a.9; delight, joy, Ἀπολλώνιον ἄ., of a choral ode, Pi.P.5.23; ἀθύρματαΜουσᾶν, i.e. songs, B.Fr.33, cf. 8.87; ἀρηί̈ων ἀ. pastimes of Ares, i.e. battle, 17.57; ἁβρὸν ἄ., of a pet dog, IG14.1647, cf. 12(5).677.10 (Syros):—
rare in Trag. and Com., E.Fr.272, Cratin.145, Com.Adesp.839, Alcid. ap. Arist. Rh.1406a9, b13; of a court-jester, ἄ. τοῦ βασιλέως J.AJ12.4.9, cf. Philostr. V S1.8.3.