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αὐθ-αίρετος, ον, self-chosen, self-elected, στρατηγοί X.An. 5.7.29; στεφανηφόρος voluntary, i.e. undertaking the duty at one's own expense, Ath.Mitt.36.159 (Syros, ii A. D.), cf. IG12(5).660,668; γυμνασίαρχος OGI583.8; συνήγορος POxy.1242.10. Adv. -τως Inscr.Magn.163.15, PLond. 2.280.7 (i A. D.).

II. by free choice, of one-self, E.Supp.931; αὐ. ἐξῆλθε 2 Ep.Cor.8.17; independent, free, εὐβουλία Th.1.78; ἡ τοῦ τέλους ἔφεσις οὐκ αὐ. Arist.EN1114b6.

III. of things, due to one's own choice, ὄλβος B.Fr.20; usu. of evils, self-incurred, πημοναί S.OT1231; οὐκ αὐθαίρετοι βροτοῖς ἔρωτες E.Fr.339; νόσοι ..αἱ μέν εἰσ' αὐ. ib.292.4; κίνδυνοι, δουλεία, Th.1.144, 6.40; θάνατος X.HG6.2.36; λῦπαι Men.634; δυστύχημα Id.618. Adv. -τως of free choice, LXX 2 Ma.6.19, al., Mitteis Chr.361 (iv A. D.); πείθεσθαί τινι Plu.Pel.24, independently, Luc.Anach.34.