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βία

I.bodily strength, force, power, might, Hom., etc.; periphr. βίη Ἡρακληείη the strength of Hercules, i. e. the strong Hercules, Il.; βίη Διομήδεος id=Il.; Τυδέως βία, Πολυνείκους β. Aesch., etc.
2.of the mind, Il.
II.force, an act of violence, Od.; in pl., id=Od.; in attic, βίαι τινός against one's will, in spite of him, Aesch., Thuc., etc.; βίαι φρενῶν Aesch.; also βίαι alone as an adv., perforce, Od., etc.; so, πρὸς βίαν τινός and πρὸς βίαν alone, Aesch.

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