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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.


  • οὐ γὰρ ἁπάσασ αὐτὸν ἐξαγαγεῖν τὰσ λαχούσασ τότε παρθένουσ, ἀλλὰ τῶν συνήθων νεανίσκων δύο θηλυφανεῖσ μὲν ὀφθῆναι καὶ νεαρούσ, ἀνδρώδεισ δὲ τὰσ ψυχὰσ καὶ προθύμουσ, λουτροῖσ τε θερμοῖσ καὶ σκιατραφίαισ καὶ ταῖσ περὶ κόμην καὶ λειότητα καὶ χροιὰν ἀλοιφαῖσ καὶ κοσμήσεσιν ὡσ ἔστιν ἐξαλλάξαντα κομιδῇ, καὶ διδάξαντα φωνὴν καὶ σχῆμὰ καὶ βάδισιν ὡσ ἔνι μάλιστα παρθένοισ ὁμοιοῦσθαι καὶ μηδὲν φαίνεσθαι διαφέροντασ, ἐμβαλεῖν εἰσ τὸν τῶν παρθένων ἀριθμὸν καὶ διαλαθεῖν ἅπαντασ· (Plutarch, chapter 23 2:2)


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

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