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ἄτη ἀάω, φορ ἀάτη

I.bewilderment, infatuation, reckless impulse, caused by judicial blindness sent by the gods, Hom.:—hence Ἄτη is personified as the goddess of mischief or reckless conduct, Ἄτη, πάντας ἀᾶται Il.: the Λιταί come slowly after her, undoing the evil she has worked, id=Il. a consequence,
1.reckless guilt or sin, as that of Paris, id=Il.
2.bane, ruin, Hom., Trag.:—of persons, a bane, pest, Aesch., Soph.

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