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ὡραῖος, α, ον, produced at the right season (ὥρα), seasonable, timely: esp. of the fruits of the earth, βίος or βίοτος ὡ. store of fruits gathered in due season, Hes.Op.32,307; ὡ. καρποί the fruits of the season, καρποὺς ..κατατίθεσθαι ὡραίους to store them up in season, Hdt.1.202: freq. in neut., ὡραῖα, τά, Th.1.120, 3.58, X.An.5.3.9, Pl.Lg.845e; ἑραίως τὰ ὡραῖα ἀποδιδόναι Hp.Aph.3.8; ὡραῖα ..ἀποτελεῖν ἱερά to render fruits of the season as sacred offerings, Pl.Criti. 116c, cf. Orac. ap. D.21.52; τρωκτὰ ὡ. X.An.5.3.12; ἄνθεα AP9.564 (Nicias); σῦκα Aret.CD1.3; also of animals, ὡ. ἄρνες yearling, AP6.157 (Theodorid.); of tunnies at a year old (from six months to one year they were called πηλαμύδες), πηλαμὺς ..ὡραία θέρους τῷ Βοσπορίτῃ S.Fr.503; ὡ. θύννοι Ps.-Hes. ap. Ath.3.116b, cf. Hices.ib.116e, Archestr.Fr.38.9, Plaut.Capt.851; τάριχος ὡ. fish salted or pickled in the season, Alex.186.5; ἰχθύες ἐς τάγηνον ὡ. Babr.6.4; σαργάναι ὡ. pickling-tubs, Poll.7.27: hence generally, agricultural produce, εἶναι ἐνεχυρασίαν Αἰξωνεῦσιν ἐκ τῶν ὡ. τῶν ἐκ τοῦ χωρίου IG22.2492.8 (iv B. C.).

2. τὰ ὡραῖα, = τὰ καταμήνια, esp. at their first appearance, Hp.Superf.34.

3. Subst. ἡ ὡραία (in full, ὥρη ἡ ὡραίη Aret. SD1.4, Phryn.PSp.128 B., etc.), harvest-time, esp. the twenty days before and twenty days after the rising of the dog-star, μίμνει ἐς ὡραίην till harvest-time, A.R.3.1390.

b. the campaigning-season, during which the troops kept the field, D.9.48, 56.30, Plb.3.16.7.

c. τὴν μὲν ὡραίην οὐκ ὕει it does not rain in the season (sc. of rain), Hdt.4.28.

II. happening or done in due season, seasonable, ἄροτος, ἔργον, Hes.Op.617.642; πλόος ib.630; χειμῶνες Thphr.HP4.14.1; ὕδατα Id.CP2.2.1; σκαπάνη ib.3.16.1; τομὴ [καλάμου] Id.HP4.11.4; ὅτε ὡραῖον εἴη when the weather permitted, App.Pun.120.

2. metaph., (ὥρα (C) B) seasonable, due, proper, ὡραίων τυχεῖν, = νομίμων τυχεῖν (cf. ὥριος (A). 111.2), E.Supp.175: ἐν ὡραί[ᾳ ἐκκλησίᾳ] dub. in SIG668.4 (Delphi, ii B. C.); ἐνιαύτια ὡ. ib. 1025.37 (Cos, iv/iii B. C.), cf. Hsch.

III. of persons, seasonable or ripe for a thing, c.gen., ἀνδρὸς ὡραίη Hdt.1.107, cf. Lys.Fr.4; γάμων or γάμου ὡραῖαι, Hdt.1.196, 6.122, cf. X.Cyr.4.6.9; ἐς ἥβην ὡραίαν γάμων E.Hel.12 (ὡραίων codd.); ὅστις οὐκέθ' ὡραῖος γαμεῖ Id.Fr.804; ὡ. γάμος seasonable marriage, A.Fr.55; also of old persons, ripe or ready for death, πατήρ γε μὴν ὡ. E.Alc.516; αὐτὸς δ', ἐν ὠ. γὰρ ἕσταμεν βίῳ, θνῄσκειν ἕτοιμος Id.Ph.968; θάνατος ὡ. X.Ages.10.3; σορός Ar.V.1365; ὡραῖος ἀποτέθνηκεν Plu.2.178e; so ὕλη ὡ. τέμνεσθαι Thphr.HP5.1.1.

2. in reference to age, in the prime of life, youthful, Hes.Op.695: hence in the bloom of youth, opp. ἄωρος, X.Smp.8.21, Pl.R.574c; ὡ. ἐὼν καὶ καλός Pi.O.9.94; παιδίσκη ὡραιοτάτη Ar.Ach.1148 (anap.), cf. Ra.291,514; παῖς ὡραῖος Id.Av.138: but not necessarily implying beauty, τοῖς τῶν ὡραίων προσώποις, καλῶν δὲ μή Pl.R.601b; ἄνευ κάλλους ὡραῖοι Arist.Rh. 1406b37; cf. ὥρα (C) B. 11.

3. generally, of things, beautiful, graceful, LXX Ge.3.6, 2 Ch.36.19, Ev.Matt.23.27; ἡ ὡ. πύλη τοῦ ἱεροῦ Act.Ap.3.10, cf. 3.2.

IV. irreg. Sup. ὡραιέστατος Epich.186d.

V. Adv. ὡραίως Hp.Aph.3.8.