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κρα^τερός , ά, όν, Ep. form of καρτερός,
A.strong, stout, mighty, in Hom. mostly of bodily strength, “κρατερός περ ἐὼν καὶ χερσὶ πεποιθώςIl.16.624, cf. 6.97, Pi.I.5(4).31, etc.; epith. of Ares, Il.2.515; of lions, Od.4.335; χεῖρες ib.288, Pi.P.11.18: with collat. notion of stern, harsh, of Hades, Il.13.415, cf. 21.566.
3. of passions, etc., strong, vehement, “λύσσαIl.9.239; “ἔρις13.358; “μένος7.38; “πένθος11.249; “ἄλγεαOd.15.232: of acts and words, “κ. ἀμφίβασιςIl.5.623; κ. μῦθος a harsh, rough speech, 1.25; “μῦθον ἀπηνέα τε κ. τε15.202.
II. Adv. -ρῶς strongly, stoutly, “μάχεσθαι12.152; “ἑστάμεναι15.666; “ἔχεσθαι16.501, 17.559; “νεμεσᾶν13.16; κὰδ δ᾽ ἔβαλε κ. dashed roughly to earth, Od.4.344; κ. ἀγόρευσεν, ἀπέειπεν, sternly, Il.8.29, 9.431; in Prose, Anon ap.Stob.4.31.34.—Once in Trag., “κ. γυιοπέδαιA.Pr.168 (anap.); elsewh. καρτερός. (κορτερά: κρατερά, ἰσχυρά, Hsch., is prob. Aeol.)
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