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ἀρά α_ρ- mostly in epic: in attic always αρ-.

I.a prayer, Il., Hdt.
II.esp. a prayer for evil, a curse, imprecation, mostly in pl., Il., Trag.
2.the effect of the curse, bane, ruin, ἀρὴν καὶ λοιγὸν ἀμῦναι Il.
III.Ἀρά personified as the goddess of destruction and revenge, Lat. Dira, Soph.

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