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κράς , poet. form of κάρα, nom. only Simm.4; gen.
A.κρα_τόςIl.5.7, al., Trag. (v. infr.); dat. “κρα_τίOd.9.490, S.OC313, Ar.Ra.329, “κράτεσφιIl.10.156; acc. “κρᾶταOd.8.92, Trag. (v. infr.): pl., gen. “κράτωνOd. 22.309; dat. “κρα_σίνIl.10.152; acc. “κρᾶταςE.Ph.1149, HF526: gender rarely determinate, κρατός fem. E.El.140 (lyr.), cf. Sch.E.Hec. 432, Ph.1159; κρᾶτα, τό, is nom. in S.Ph.1457 (anap.), acc. ib.1001, OT263, cf. Tr.1016 (lyr.); but acc. κρᾶτα, τόν, Ion Trag.61: pl. κρᾶτα, τά, Pi.Fr.8, perh. S.OC473:—Hom. also has gen. and dat. κράατος, κράατι, pl. nom. κράατα [all -uu], but no nom. κρᾶας is found:— head, “ἐκ κράατος ἀθανάτοιοIl.14.177; “σῷ δ᾽ αὐτοῦ κράατι τείσειςOd. 22.218, etc.; ὑπὸ κράτεσφι under his head, Il.10.156: metaph., top, peak, “κρατὸς ἀπ᾽ ΟὐλύμποιοIl.20.5; ἐπὶ κρατὸς λιμένος at the head or far end of the bay, Od.9.140, 13.102.
II. Adv. κρῆθεν, used by Hom. in the phrase κατὰ κρῆθεν down from the head, from the top, δένδρεα . . κατὰ κρῆθεν χέε καρπόν from their tops, Od.11.588, cf. h.Cer. 182, Hes. Th.574: hence, from head to foot, entirely, “Τρῶας δὲ κατὰ κρῆθεν λάβε πένθοςIl.16.548 (perh. for κατ᾽ ἄκρηθεν = κατ᾽ ἄκρης, v. ἄκρα); also “ἀπὸ κρῆθενHes.Sc.7.
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