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ἀκα^ρής , ές, ( κείρω) properly of hair,
A.too short to be cut, hence generally, small, tiny, “ἀκαρῆ τινα ἐνθυμήματαD.H.Isoc.20; “ἐν ἀκαρεῖ χρόνῳCom.Adesp.370 (and codd. in Ar.Pl.244).
II. metaph., within a hair's breadth of, all but, “στρουθὶς ἀκαρὴς νὴ Δί᾽ εἶAlex.144; “. παραπόλωλαςMen.835; “. δέω φάσκεινId.Pk.166; “κατέπεσον . τῷ δέειCom.Adesp.581.
III. freq. of Time, esp. neut. ἀκαρές, moment, “ἐν ἀκαρεῖ χρόνουAr.Pl.244 (ap.EM), Alciphr.3.56, Luc. Tim.3 (also ἐν . τοῦ χρόνου ib.23); ἐν . alone, Id.Asin.37, Plot.5.5.7; also ἀκαρῆ διαλιπών (sc. χρόνον) having waited a moment, Ar. Nu.496; ἀκαρὲς ὥρας in a moment, Plu.Ant.28; ἡμέρας μιᾶς . Id.2.938a; “ἐπ᾽ ἀκαρέςAret. SD2.2.
2. neut. pl. ἀκαρῆ, usu. with negs., not a bit, not at all, οὐκ ἀπολαύεις πλὴν τοῦθ᾽ φέρεις ἀκαρῆ not a bit, not at all, Ar.V.701; οὐδ᾽ ἀκαρῆ ib.541 (lyr.), D.50.56; ἀκαρῆ παντελῶς (v.l. ἀκαρεί) Xenarch.7.15; παρ᾽ ἀκαρῆ within a hair's breadth, Pl.Ax.366c, Phld.Rh.2.28 S.
IV. τὸ . ring on the little finger, Poll.5.100, Hsch.
V. Adv. ἀκαρῶς Sch.Ar.Pl.244 (“-έωςHsch.); ἀκαρεί , instantly, Plu.Sert.16.
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