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ἄριστον α^ in Epic, α in attic

the morning meal, breakfast, taken at sunrise, Hom., Hdt.; ἄριστα, δεῖπνα, δόρπα θ᾽ αἱρεῖσθαι τρίτον Aesch.:—later, ἄριστον was the mid-day meal, Roman prandium, Thuc.
Perh. akin to ἦρι, early.

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