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βᾰσῐλ-ικός, ή, όν, royal, kingly, ποιέεις οὐδαμῶς -κά Hdt.2.173; β. γένος A.Pr.869; β. [μοναρχία] Pl.Plt.291e; opp. τυραννικός, Arist.Pol.1285b3; βασιλικοὶ ἀπέβησαν proved themselves truly kingly, Plb.8.10.10; βασιλικόν [ἐστι] πράττειν μὲν εὖ, κακῶς δ' ἀκούειν Arr.Epict.4.6.20; ἦθος β. X. Oec.21.10; τὸ β. Id.Cyr.1.3.18: βασιλική (sc. τέχνη), ἡ, art of ruling, Andronic.Rhod.p.574M.: Comp. -ώτερος Herm. ap. Stob.1.49.45, Jul.Or.2.54d: Sup. βασιλικώτατος καὶ ἄρχειν ἀξιώτατος X.An.1.9.1, cf. Isoc.2.29; -ωτάτη χάρις Plu.Alex.21. Adv. -κῶς, παρών as a king, with kingly authority, X.Cyr.1.4.14; β. ἄρχειν Arist.Pol.1259b1.

2. of or belonging to a king, οἱ β. the king's friends or officers, Plb.8.12.10; ἐγκλήματα β. charges of high-treason, Id.25.3.1; ὀφειλήματα β. debts to the king, ib.3; β. πρόσοδοι PPetr.3p.56; γραμματεύς (cf. 11.1) Wilcken Chr.233.2 (ii B.C.), etc.; γεωργοί PTeb.5.200 (ii B.C.), etc.; ὁδὸς β. the king's highway, LXXNu.20.17, PPetr.3p.65(iii B.C.); μὴ εἶναι β. ἀτραπὸν ἐπὶ γεωμετρίαν no royal road, Euc. ap.Procl.in Euc.p.68F.; β. νόμος OGI483.1, Ep.Jac.2.8; αἱ β. βίβλοι the books of Kings, Ph.1.427.

3. choice (cf. βασίλειος 3), μίνδαξ Amphis27.

4. κάρυα β. walnuts, Dsc.1.125; καρύαι PSI4.428.65(iii B.C.).

b. β. κύμινον, = ἄμι, Dsc.3.62.

II. as Subst.,

1. βασιλικός (sc. γραμματεύς), ὁ, official in Egyptian νομοί, POxy.1219.15 (iii A. D.).

b. (sc. οἶκος) basilica, CIG2782.25 (Aphrodisias).

c. (sc. ὄρνις) = ἀκαλανθίς, Sch.Ar.Pax1078.

d. (sc. ἀστήρ) = βασιλίσκος v, Cat.Cod.Astr.7.201.23.

2. βασιλικὴ στοά hall divided into aisles by columns, IG12(3).326.18 (Thera), Str.5.3.8 (pl.); β. alone, OGI511.15 (Aezani), Lat. basilica, Vitr.5.1.4,6.3.9, cf. Plu.Publ.15, Cat.Mi.5, App.BC2.26.

3. βασιλικόν (sc. ταμιεῖον), τό, treasury, εἰς τὸ β. ἀπομετρῆσαι, τελεῖν, PSI4.344.17 (iii B.C.), D.S.2.40, etc.; ὀφείλειν PRev.Laws5.1, al.; royal bank, OGI90.29 (Rosetta), PRein.13.19, al., BGU830.18 (i A. D.).

b. (sc. δῶμα) palace, D.C. 60.4.

c. (sc. πρόσταγμα) royal decree, LXX Es.1.19.

d. (sc. φάρμακον) name for various remedies, = τετραφάρμακον, Gal.12.601; of other compounds, ibid.; a plaster, Id.13.184; an eyesalve, Id.12.782 (also -κός, ὁ, a bandage, Id.18(1).777).

e. (sc. φυτόν) basil, Ocimum basilicum, Suid.

f. βασιλικά, τά, communications received from kings, SIG333.23 (Samos), 426.26 (Teos); also, interests or revenues of the crown, PRev.Laws 15.4 (iii B. C.), PTeb.5.256 (ii B. C.), LXX 1 Ma.10.43; prerogatives, ib.15.8.