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ὠκύς [υ^], ὠκεῖα, ὠκύ, gen. έος, είας, έος: Ep. and Ion. fem. ὠκέα^, as always in Il.,2.786, al. (in the formula ὠκέα Ἶρις), cf. Hes.Th. 780; in Od., only in 12.374 (
A.v.l. ὠκύς): fem. pl. “ὠκεῖαιOd.7.36; Ep. gen. “ὠκειάων9.101, Il.4.500, etc.; fem. “ὠκύςJo.Gaz.Ecphr.1.240, v.l. (ἐν πολλοῖς Sch.) in Od.12.374:—quick, swift, fleet,κιχάνει τοι βραδὺς ὠκύνOd.8.329; mostly of persons, freq. with πόδας added, specially of Achilles, Il.1.58, etc.; also ὠκὺς Ἀχ., without πόδας, 21.211, 22.188; so ὠκέα, of Iris, 2.786, al. (ὦκα δὲ . shd. be read for ὠκέα δ᾽ Ἶρις, 23.198); of animals, [“ἴρηξ] ὤκιστος πετεηνῶν15.238, cf. 21.253; “ἵπποι8.88; “ἔλαφοιOd.6.104; also of things, esp. of ships, Il.8.197, Od.7.36; of arrows, Il.5.106, 112, al.; “. πτέρυξPi.P.1.6; “αἰετόςId.N.3.80; “ἴτ᾽ ἆσσον ὠκεῖςS.Ant.1215, cf. E.Ba. 452, etc.; “ὠκὺς ἌρηςId.Andr.106 (eleg.), cf. Od.8.331 (Sup.); of the sun, “. ἠέλιοςMimn.11.5, AP7.466 (Leon.): also “ὠκὺ νόημαh.Merc.43, cf. Od.7.36; “θνατῶν φρένες ὠκύτεραιPi.P.4.139; πρᾶξις, γάμος, ib.9.67,114 (Sup.); “ὠκεῖαι χάριτες γλυκερώτεραιAP10.30: “τὸ ὠκύquickness, sharpness, E.Fr.1032; “ὤκιστος τῇ ἀκοῇAel.NA6.63.
2. of sound, shrill, ἀοιδαί, of the creaking of door-hinges, A.R.4.42.
II. Adv. “-έωςPi.P.3.58, N.10.64, Parth.2.6, Luc.Salt.19; cf. ὦκα: once neut. ὠκύ as Adv., “ὣς ἔπεσ᾽ Ἕκτορος ὠκὺ χαμαὶ μένοςIl.14.418 (v.l. ὦκα, v. Sch.).
III. degrees of Comparison, regul. Sup. “ὠκύτατοςOd.8.331, Pi.P.9.114: irreg. Sup., “ὤκιστος πετεηνῶνIl. 15.238, 21.253; “ὤκιστος ὄλεθρος22.325; [καιρός] A.Th.65. Adv. “ὤκισταOd.22.77, 133, A.R.4.242.—The word is mostly Ep., being used once by A. and once by S., but more freq. in E.; also in late Prose, as Aret.SA2.3 (Comp.), Ael. l.c., Luc.Herm.77.
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