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ἔρις 1

strife, quarrel, debate, contention: Il. mostly of battle-strife, ἔριδι or ἐξ ἔριδος μάχεσθαι; ἔριδι ξυνιέναι to meet in battle; θεοὺς ἔριδι ξυνελάσσαι to set them a-fighting, etc. Od. mostly of contention, rivalry, ἔργοιο in work; ἀέθλων for prizes, etc.:—later much like ἀγών, a contest, ἔριν ἔχειν ἀμφὶ μουσικῇ Hdt.; ἔρις ἀγαθῶν zeal for good, Aesch.
III.after Hom. of political or domestic strife, discord, quarrel, wrangling, disputation, Hdt., attic pr. nom. Eris, a goddess who excites to war, sister and companion of Ares, Il.

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