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τέταρτος, η, ον, Ep. also τέτρᾰτος (q.v.), Boeot. πέτρᾰτος (q.v.), fourth, Il.23.301, etc.

II. τὸ τέταρτον as Adv., the fourth time, 5.438, etc.: without Art., fourthly, Pl.Phdr.266e: regul. Adv. -τως, fourfold, Id.Ti.86a.

2. (sc. μέρος) a quarter, D.S.1.50, POxy.1293.25 (ii A.D.).

III. ἡ τετάρτη:

1. (sc. ἡμέρα) the fourth day, Hes.Op.800, X.An.4.8.21.

2. (sc. μοῖρα) a liquid measure, Hdt.6.57:—
also, a measure of weight, λαβὼν χρυσοῦ τετάρτας <β́> PMag.Leid.V.6.24, cf. 6.22.

b. a fourth part, ἐπὶ τετάρταις ἐργάζονται τῶν καρπῶν Str.15.1.40.

3. tax of 25%, τ. ἐπὶ τοῖς καρποῖς App.Mith.83, cf. SIG4.8 (Cyzicus, vi B.C.); ὧν τετάρτη goods which pay a tax of 25%, PCair.Zen.12.59,70, al. (iii B.C.); τ. σιτοποιῶν ib.206.34 (iii B.C.).

IV. Τέταρτος, ὁ, a month in Locris, GDI1901.2, 2097.5 (Delph., ii B.C.). (Skt. caturthás, Lith. ketvitas, Lat. quartus, etc.: l.-E. qeturto- and qetto-.)