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ἄντα , Ep. Adv.
A.over against, face to face, in Hom. mostly in the phrases, . μάχεσθαι fight man to man, Il.19.163; . ἰδεῖν look before one, ib.13.184, cf.E.Alc.877 (lyr.); θεοῖς . ἐῴκει he was like the gods to look at, Il.24.630; “εἴδεται . πελιδνήNic.Th.238; . τιτύσκεσθαι aim straight at them, Od.22.266, cf. Pi.N.6.27; “. πρός τινοςEpigr.Gr.223.4 (Milet.).
II. as Prep. with gen., like ἀντί, over against,Ἤλιδος .Il.2.626; . παρειάων σχομένη κρήδεμνα . . before her cheeks, Od.1.334; “ἄντ᾽ ὀφθαλμοῖϊν4.115; also of persons, . σέθεν before thee, to thy face, ib.160, cf. 22.232; so in Il.21.331, with a notion of comparison, confronted with thee; ἕρπει . τῶ σιδάρω τὸ καλῶς κιθαρίσδεν rivals it, Alcm.35.
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