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ἀπό-ρρητος, ον, forbidden, ἀπόρρητον πόλει though it was forbidden to the citizens, S.Ant.44, cf. E.Ph.1668; τἀπόρρητα δρᾶν Ar.Fr.622; τὰ ἀ. forbidden exports, τἀ. ἐξάγειν, ἀποπέμπειν, Id.Eq.282, Ra.362; ἀπόρρητον μηδὲν ποιούμενοι Pl.Lg..932c; πράξεις ἀ. Phld.Ir.p.54 W.

II. not to be spoken, secret, ἀ. ποιεῖσθαι make a secret of, Hdt.9.94; esp. of state secrets, Ar.Eq.648; ἐν-τῳ ποιεῖσθαι X.An.7.6.43; τἀπόρρητα ποιοῦνται Lys.12.69; ὁ ἐπὶ τῶν ἀπορρήτων τοῦ βασιλέως Plu.Luc.17, cf. OGI 371; ὁ τῶν ἀ. γραμματεύς, = a secretis, Procop.Pers.2.7; ἀπόρρητα ποιεύμενος πρὸς μηδένα λέγειν ὑμέας keep them secret so that you tell them not to any one, Hdt.9.45; ἐν ἀπορρήτῳ τὴν ἀλήθειαν λέγειν tell as a secret, Pl.Tht.152c; ἐν ἀ. εἰδέναι And.2.19; φυλάττειν ἐν ἀπορρήτοις keep as a secret, Arist.Fr.662; ἐν ἀπορρήτῳ ξυλλαμβάνειν arrest secretly, And.1.45; δι' ἀπορρήτων ἐξαγγέλλειν, ἀκούειν, Lycurg.85, Pl.R.378a; κύριον καὶ ῥητῶν καὶ ἀπορρήτων D.1.4; τἀπόρρητ' οἶδεν Id.21.200; ὁ ἐν ἀπορρήτοις λεγόμενος λόγος of the esoteric doctrines of the Pythagoreans, Pl.Phd.62b; τὰ ἀ. τῆς κατὰ τὰ μυστήρια τελετῆς SIG 873.9 (Eleusis, ii A.D.); ἐν ἀπορρήτοις in cipher, D.S.15.20: Comp. -ότερος Paus.2.17.4, Philostr.VA6.19.

2. of sacred things, ineffable, secret, φλόξ E.IT1331; μυστήρια Id.Rh.943; τἀπόρρητ' ..ἐκφέρειν Ar.Ec.442, cf. Pherecr.133; ἐνεργείας Jul.Or.4.151b.

b. γόης καὶ ἀ. a 'man of mystery', Philostr.VA8.7.9.

3. unfit to be spoken, abominable, Lys.10.2; ἀ. ἀδικίαι Pl.Lg.854e; τίς οὐκ οἶδεν ..τὰς ἀπορρήτους, ὥσπερ ἐν τραγῳδίᾳ, τὰς τούτου γονάς; D.21.149; of foul abuse, κακῶς τὰ ἀπόρρητα λέγειν ἀλλήλους Id.18.123, etc.; in Att. Law of words (e.g. ῥίψασπις) whose use was punishable, Isoc.20.3.

4. of words, not in common use, ἀ. καὶ ἔξω πάτου Luc.Hist. Conscr. 44.

5. τὰ ἀπόρρητα, = τὰ αἰδοῖα, Plu.2.284a, cf. Ar.Ec.12, Longin. 43.5.

III. Adv. ἀπορρήτως ineffably, inexpressibly, Philostr.VS 2.18; conertly, ἀπορρήτως τὰ γραφόμενα κατεχλεύαζε διὰ τῆς εἰκόνος Eun.Hist.p.263 D.