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ὄφελος , τό, (ὀφέλλω B) only in nom. and acc. sg.,
A.furtherance, advantage, help, αἴ κ᾽ ὄφελός τι γενώμεθα in case we can be of any use, Il. 13.236; ὅς τοι πόλλ᾽ . γένετο who was a help to thee in many matters, 17.152; οὐδὲν σοί γ᾽ . not as any good to thee, 22.513; “. τί μοι ἔσσῃh.Merc.34; “τί δ᾽ ἔστ᾽ . δειλὸς ἀνήρ; Thgn.102; “λέγεις Ἀτρείδαις . 'π᾽ ἐμοὶ τόδε; S.Ph.1384; τί δῆτ᾽ ἂν εἴης . ἡμῖν; what good could you be to us? Ar.Pl.1152, cf. Pl.R.505a, etc.; τὸ μέγα . τῆς πόλεως, Lat. columen rerum, ironical in Aeschin.2.24 (quoted from D.): c. inf., “τί γὰρ . σώματί γε κάμνοντι . . σιτία πολλὰ διδόναι; Pl.Grg.504e, cf. 513e; “τί ζῆν . μή 'στι τὸ ζῆν εἰδέναι; Philem.104.
3. τι πέρ ἐστ᾽ . ἐν τῇ πόλει all that is best, all the best people, Ar.Ec.53, cf. Luc.Herod.8: c. gen., τι περ . τοῦ στρατεύματος the serviceable part (or perh. the flower) of the army, X.HG5.3.6, cf. Theoc.13.18; τι περ . . ἀπληστίας . the flower (acme) of gluttony, Luc.Tim.55.
4. c. gen. objecti, help against a thing, Nic. Th.518.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (21):
    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 24
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 737
    • Andocides, Against Alcibiades, 17
    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 53
    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 1152
    • Demosthenes, Against Aristogiton 1, 46
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.68
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.236
    • Homer, Iliad, 17.152
    • Homer, Iliad, 22.513
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 34
    • Plato, Republic, 505a
    • Plato, Republic, 530c
    • Plato, Apology, 28b
    • Plato, Gorgias, 504e
    • Plato, Gorgias, 513e
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1384
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.6.18
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 5.3.6
    • Lucian, Timon, 55
    • Lucian, Herodotus, 8
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