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ἑτεραλκής 1 ἀλκή strength to one of two, Δαναοῖσι μάχης ἑτεραλκέα νίκην δοῦναι to give victory in battle inclining to the side of the Danai, Il.; ἑτ. σῆμα a sign that victory was changing sides, id=Il.; so without μάχης, δίδου ἑτεραλκέα νίκην Hom.
2.act., δῆμος ἑτ. a body of men which decides the victory, Il.
II.inclining first to one side then to the other, doubtful, Lat. anceps, Hdt.; so in adv., ἑτεραλκέως ἀγωνίζεσθαι, ancipiti Marte pugnare, id=Hdt.

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