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ἦμαρ poet. for ἡμέρα, Hom.; νύκτας τε καὶ ἦμαρ by night and day, Il.; ἦμαρ by day, Hes.; μέσον ἦμ. mid- day, Il.; δείελον ἦμ. evening, Od. Hom. with Adjs. to describe a state or condition, αἴσιμον, ὀλέθριον, μόρσιμον, νηλεὲς ἦμαρ the day of destiny, of death; ἐλεύθερον, δούλιον, ἀναγκαῖον ἦμαρ the day of freedom, of slavery; νόστιμον ἦμαρ, etc.
II.with Preps. ἐπ᾽ ἤματι day by day, daily, Od.; also, in a day, for a day, Hom.: —so, ἐπ᾽ ἦμαρ by day, Soph.; for a day, Eur.:— κατ᾽ ἦμαρ day by day, Lat. quotidie, Soph.; κατ᾽ ἦμαρ ἀεί id=Soph.; but κατ᾽ ἦμαρ, also, this day, to-day, Lat. hodie, id=Soph.:— παρ᾽ ἦμαρ every other day, Pind., Soph.

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