αὐτόματος, η, ον (automatos)

 

αὐτόματος, ἀυτοματον, and αὐτομάτη, ἀυτοματον (from αὐτός and μέμαα to desire eagerly, from the obsolete theme μάω), moved by one’s own impulse, or acting without the instigation or intervention of another (from Homer down); often of the earth producing plants of itself, and of the plants themselves and fruits growing without culture; (on its adverbial use cf. Winer‘s Grammar, § 54, 2): Mark 4:28; (Herodotus 2, 94; 8, 138; Plato, polit., p. 272 a.; (Theophrastus, h., p. 2, 1); Diodorus 1, 8, etc. Leviticus 25:5, 11). of gates opening of their own accord: Acts 12:10 (so in Homer, Iliad 5, 749; Xenophon, Hell. 6, 4, 7; Apoll. Rh. 4, 41; Plutarch, Timol. 12; Nonnus, Dionysius 44, 21; (Dio Cassio, 44, 17)).

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