** μέτρον**, τό,

**that by which anything is measured**:

** 1**)

**measure, rule**, μέτρ᾽ ἐν χερσὶν ἔχοντες [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; πάντ᾽ ἄνδρα πάντων χρημάτων μ. εἶναι is

**a measure** of all things, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]

** 1.b**) in Mathematics texts,

**measure, divisor**, [

Refs 3rd c.BC+]

** 2**)

**measure of content**, whether solid or liquid, δῶκεν μέθυ, χίλια μ. [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; at Samos, of the μέδιμνος, [

Refs 2nd c.BC+]; in Egypt, of the ἀρτάβη, μ. δοχικόν [

Refs 2nd c.BC+]; μέτροις καὶ σταθμοῖς

**by measure** and weight, Decrees cited in [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; in the widest sense, either

**weight** or

**measure**, Φείδωνος τοῦ τὰ μ. ποιήσαντος Πελοποννησίοισι [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; μ. οἰνηρά, σιτηρά, [

Refs 4th c.BC+]

** 3**)

**any space measured** or

**measurable, length, size**, in

*plural*,

**dimensions**, μέτρα κελεύθου

**the length** of the way, [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; μορφῆς μέτρα bodily

**dimensions**, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; τὰ μ. τοῦ λίθου its

**distances** from a given point in given directions, its

**position**, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; τῷ Ἴστρῳ ἐκ τῶν ἴσων μ. ὁρμᾶται [ὁ Νεῖλος] starts from the same

**distances** as (i.e. the position corresponding to the source of) the [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; later of Time,

**duration**, μέτρα βίοιο ἄρκια [

Refs 1st c.AD+]; ἐτέων μέτρα, ὡράων μέτρον, [

Refs]; μέτρα ἐνιαυτῶν, νυκτός, [

Refs 4th c.BC+]

** 3.b**)

**limit, goal**, ὅρμου μ. the

**goal** which is the mooring-place, [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; ἥβης μ. ἱκέσθαι the

**term** which is puberty, [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; but, ἥβης μ. ἔχειν

**full measure** of youthful vigour,[

Refs 6th c.BC+]

** 4**)

**due measure** or

**limit, proportion**, μέτρα φυλάσσεσθαι [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; τί μ. κακότατος ἔφ; [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; μ. ἔχει have

**a moderating power**, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; μέτρῳ, ={μετρίως},{καταβαίνειν} [

Refs 5th c.BC+]

** 5**) τίς ἱππείοις ἐν ἔντεσσιν μέτρα. ἐπέθηκ᾽

**checks**, i.e. bits, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]

** II**)

**metre**, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; opposed to μέλος (music) and ῥυθμός (time), [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; λόγους ψιλοὺς εἰς μέτρα τιθέντες putting into

**verse**, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]

** II.2**)

*plural*,

**verses**, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]

***métro-m** from

***métro-m** 'measuring instrument', cf. Gothic

*mitan* 'measure'.)