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First declension Noun; Feminine Transliteration:

Principal Part: σκιατραφία

Structure: σκιατραφι (Stem) + ᾱ (Ending)


  1. a being brought up in the shade, a sedentary, effeminate life


First declension

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • ὁ μὲν γὰρ Λεπτίνησ ἐμβαλὼν εἰσ τὴν Ἀκραγαντίνην τὴν χώραν ἐδῄου, ὁ δὲ Ξενόδοκοσ τὸ μὲν πρῶτον ἡσυχίαν εἶχεν, οὐ νομίζων αὑτὸν ἀξιόμαχον εἶναι, ὀνειδιζόμενοσ δὲ ὑπὸ τῶν πολιτῶν εἰσ δειλίαν προήγαγε τὴν στρατιάν, τῷ μὲν ἀριθμῷ βραχὺ λειπομένην τῶν ἐναντίων, τῇ δ’ ἀρετῇ πολὺ καταδεεστέραν οὖσαν, ὡσ ἂν τῆσ μὲν πολιτικῆσ ἐν ἀνέσει καὶ σκιατραφίᾳ γεγενημένησ, τῆσ δ’ ἐν ἀγραυλίᾳ καὶ συνεχέσι στρατείαισ γεγυμνασμένησ. (Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica, Books XVIII-XX, book 20, chapter 62 4:2)


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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