A.straightway, forthwith, in Hom. mostly at the beginning of a clause, with δέ following, “ἄ. δ᾽ ἤμυσε καρήατι” Il.19.405, cf. Od.2.95: without δέ, thereupon, after that, Il.11.418.
2. suddenly, quickly, “ἄ. κεραοὶ τελέθουσι” Od.4.85: strengthd., “ἄ. αὐτίκα” Il. 23.593; “πέμπε δράκοντας ἄ.” Pi.N.1.40, cf. 10.63, Pae.6.81, Emp.35.6, 110.8.—Rare in Trag., A.Pers.469; “ἄ. βέβακε” S.Tr.133,529, cf. E. IT1274 (lyr. exc. in A. l. c.): also in later Ep. as A.R.2.539, etc.