A.contentious arises naturally from fond of victory; in SIG 685 (v. φιλονικία sub fin.) we have “φιλονικίαν” Il.12,36, and φιλονικίᾳ in OGI335.7 (Pergam., decree of Pitane, ii B. C.); -νι_κ- is also found in late documents, as POxy.157.1 (vi A. D.).)
Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. A Greek-English Lexicon. revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones. with the assistance of. Roderick McKenzie. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1940.
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