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A.a headland, foreland, promontory, shore, Od., etc.: of the banks of rivers, ἀκταὶ Σιμόεντος Aesch.; Ἀχέροντος Soph.
2.generally, coast-land, ἀκταὶ διφάσιαι of the N. and S. coasts of Asia Minor, Hdt.; of Attica (cf. ἀκταῖος), Soph.
II.generally, any edge or strand, like the sea-coast, Lat. ora, χώματος ἀκτή of a sepulchral mound, Aesch.; βώμιος . of an altar, Soph. (Perh. from ἄγνυμι, cf. ῥηγμίν.
Deriv. uncertain.

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