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λίαν [v. fin.], Ion. and Ep. λίην , Adv.
A.very, exceedingly, in Hom. with an Adv., “λ. ἑκάςOd.14.496; “λ. ἀεικελίως8.231: with an Adj., “λ. μέγα εἶπες3.227, 16.243; “νήπιος λ. τόσον4.371, cf. 13.238; “λ. λυπρός13.243; λ. ἐνθύμιος ib.421: alone with a Verb, very much, overmuch, “κεχολώατο λ.14.282; “λ. ἄχθομαι ἕλκοςIl.5.361; οὔ τι λ. ποθὴ ἔσσεται not exceedingly, 14.368; “μή τι λ. προκαλίζεοOd.18.20, cf. Il.6.486; also, in Hom., καὶ λίην, which always begins the sentence or verse, surely, aye surely, “καὶ λ. κεῖνός γε ἐοικότι κεῖται ὀλέθρῳOd.1.46, cf. 3.203, Il.1.553, al.
II. after Hom., “ἀσχάλα μὴ λίηνArchil.66.7, cf. Sol.6; “λίην δὲ δειλιάζειςAnacr. ap. Ptol.Ascal. p.409 H.; λ. πιστεύειν to believe implicitly, Hdt.4.96; “μὴ κάμνε λ.Pi. P.1.90; “μὴ λ. στένεS.El.1172, cf. E.Med.158 (lyr.); “ἀσπάζου αὐτὴν λ.POxy.936.13 (iii A.D.); “καὶ λ. σαφῶςAr.Eq.1231; “λ. ἀσελγῶςLys. 24.15; “λ. πόρρωPl.Prt.310c; “ἐντὸς λ. τῶν τειχῶνTh.7.5: with other words of like sense, “πολὺ λ.Isoc.9.48; “λ. πάνυAntiph.184.2 (dub.), cf. Eust.972.46; κόμπος λ. εἰρημένος, opp. πεπλασμένος (compare our very and verily), A.Pr.1031:—in Trag.and Com.freq.betw.Art.and Noun, λ. φιλότης βροτῶν his too great love . . , A.Pr.123 (anap.); “τὸ λ. ποτόνCratin.187; “ λ. τρυφήMen.587; τὰ λ. μειράκια Theopomp. Com.29; “αἱ πρὸς τυράννους λίαν ὁμιλίαιD.6.21; τὸ λ. excess, violence, E.Andr.866, Pl.Cra.415c. [Hom. has ι^ nine times, ι_ thirty-two times; the latter is found both in arsi and in thesi. In later Ep.and Trag. both quantities are found: α_ always.]
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 13.243
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    • Plato, Cratylus, 415c
    • Plato, Protagoras, 310c
    • Sophocles, Electra, 1172
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.5
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