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ἦκα , Adv.:
I. of Place or Motion, slightly, a little, ἦκ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἀριστερά a little to the left, Il.23.336; “. παρακλίνας κεφαλήνOd.20.301: hence, generally, softly, gently, “. ἐλάσαι18.94, cf. 92; “ἀπώσατο . γέρονταIl.24.508; “. μάλα ψύξασα20.440; “. κιόνταςOd.17.254; “. βιησάμενοςNic.Al.226.
III. of Sight, softly, smoothly, . στίλβοντας ἐλαίῳ with oil soft-shining, Il.18.596; ἦκ᾽ ἐπιμειδήσας soft-smiling, Hes.Th.547; . μέλαν slightly black, Opp.C.3.39.
IV. of Time, by little and little, AP5.278 (Paul. Sil.), Opp.H.2.67. (Perh. connected with Lat. sēg-nis (for sēg-nis): but Hsch. has γάκα (i.e. ϝᾶκα: ἡδέως; cf. ἥσσων, ἥκιστος, ἤκιστος, ἠκαῖον, ἤκαλος, ἠκαλέον.)
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