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τρῐτ-αῖος, α, ον, on the third day, used with Verbs so as to agree with the subject, τριταῖοι ἐγένοντο ἐν τῇ Ἀττικῇ Hdt.6.120, cf. Hp.Aph.4.36, Th.1.61, 3.3, etc.; τ. ἄνεμος which will blow in three days, Pi.N.7.17; τριταίαν καρύσσουσιν θυσίαν E.El.171 (lyr.); τ. ἐκφορά a funeral three days after death, Pl.Lg.959a; ἐσβεβληκὼς ..τ. ἐς Μηλιέας three days before, Hdt.7.196, cf. Plb.15.33.11.

II. three days old, ἰχθύδια τ. Ar.Fr.387.9; ᾠὰ τ. ὄντα Arist.PA665a35; φίλος τ. of three days' standing, Theoc.29.18; ἐπεὰν τ. γένωνται after being three days dead, Hdt.2.89.

2. τριταῖος (sc. πυρετός), ὁ, tertian fever or ague, Hp.Aph.3.21, Nat.Hom.15, Pl.Ti.86a; ὁ ἀκριβὴς τ. Gal.18(2).246; οἱ τ. πυρετοί Id.15.755; τ. ῥῖγος POxy.1151.37 (v A. D.).

III. of days, third, τ. φέγγος, ἡμέρα, E.Hec.32, Hipp.275; ἐς τὴν τριταίην Hp.Coac.225.