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αὐλή, ἡ, open court before the house, courtyard, Il.4.433, 11.774, SIG1044.17 (Halic., iv/iii B. C.), etc.

2. steading for cattle, αὐλῆς ὑπεράλμενον Il.5.138, cf. Od.14.5.

II. later, court or quadrangle, round which the house was built, Hdt.3.77, Ar.V.131, Pl.Prt.311a, etc.

III. generally, court, hall, Ζηνὸς αὐ. Od.4.74, cf. Il.6.247; τὴν Διὸς αὐλήν A.Pr.122 (lyr.); αὐ. νεκύων E.Alc.260 (lyr.); court of a temple, ἱεροῦ IG22.1299.28 (Eleusis, iii B. C.), cf. ib.1126.35, LXX Ps.83(84).3; any dwelling, abode, chamber, S.Ant.946 (lyr.), etc.; of a cave, Id.Ph.153 (lyr.); ἀγρόνομοι αὐλαί homes of dwellers in the wild, Id.Ant.786 (lyr.); later, country-house, D.H.6.50.

IV. ἡ αὐλή the Court, αὐλὰς θεραπεύειν Men.897, Diph.97, Com.Adesp.145, cf. Plb.5.26.9; οἱ περὶ τὴν αὐλήν the courtiers, ib.36.1, cf. OGI735.4 (ii B. C.), Inscr.Mus.Alex.31; at Rome, Arr.Epict.1.10.3; ἡ βασίλειος αὐ. Hdn.3.11.7. (Wrongly expld. as τόπος διαπνεόμενος (cf. αὐλός) by Ath.5.189b.)