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ἐγκρατής 1 κράτος possession of power, Soph.
II.holding fast, stout, strong, Aesch., Soph.
III.c. gen. rei, having possession of a thing, master of it, Lat. compos rei, Hdt., Soph.; ναὸς ἐγκρατῆ πόδα the sheet that controls the ship, id=Soph.; ἐγκρατὴς ἑαυτοῦ master of oneself, Plat.
IV.adv. -τῶς, with a strong hand, by force, Thuc.

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