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νίκη ὑπεροχή τις, cf. Poll. 1.178, AB315; the compd. of φιλο- and νεῖκος would be Φιλονεικής; the sense
A.contentious arises naturally from fond of victory; in SIG 685 (v. φιλονικία sub fin.) we have “φιλονικίανIl.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.).)
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