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ἀσφαλής σφάλλομαι

I.not liable to fall, immoveable, steadfast, firm, θεῶν ἕδος Od., etc.
2.of friends and the like, unfailing, trusty, Soph., etc.: c. inf., φρονεῖν γὰρ οἱ ταχεῖς οὐκ ἀσφαλεῖς the hasty in council are not safe, id=Soph.: so of things, sure, certain, Thuc., etc.
3.assured from danger, safe, secure, Soph., etc.; ἐν ἀσφαλεῖ in safety, Thuc.; τὸ ἀσφαλές ἀσφάλεια, id=Thuc.; ἀσφαλές [ἐστι], c. inf., it is safe to . . , Ar.
4.ἀσφ. ῥήτωρ a convincing speaker, id=Ar.
II.epic adv. ἀσφαλέως ἔχειν or μένειν to be, remain fast, firm, steady, Hom.; so neut. ἀσφαλές as adv., id=Hom.; ἀσφ. ἀγορεύει without faltering, Od.; ἔμπεδον ἀσφαλέως without fail for ever, Hom.; still further strengthd., ἔμπεδον ἀσφαλὲς ἀεί Il.
III.attic adv. ἀσφαλῶς in all senses of the adj., in safety, with certainty, Soph.:—comp. -έστερον, Hdt., Plat.; Sup. -έστατα, id=Plat.

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