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the goddess of death, hence doom, fate, Hom.; in full, Κὴρ Θανάτοιο Od.; Κῆρες Θανάτοιο Il.: generally, bane, ruin, βαρεῖα μὲν κὴρ τὸ μὴ πιθέσθαι grievous ruin it were not to obey, Aesch.; κὴρ οὐ καλή an unseemly calamity, Soph.

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