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φάος 1 epic nom. and acc. pl. φάεα [α_ metri grat.]

2.of day-light, ἐν φάει Od.; φῶς γίγνεται it is becoming light, i. e. day is breaking, Plat.; ἕως ἔτι φῶς ἐστι while there is still light, id=Plat.
3.the light of a torch, lamp, fire, a light, Od., Aesch.
4.the light of the eyes, Pind.; pl. φάεα the eyes, Lat. lumina, Od.
II.light, as a metaph. for deliverance, happiness, victory, Il.: also in addressing persons, γλυκερὸν φάος dear light of my life, Od.; φίλτατον φῶς Soph.

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