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κράς κρᾶτα, as nom. and acc., Soph. In Hom. also we have a lengthd. gen. and dat., κράα^τος, κράα^τι, pl. nom. κράα^τα

I.the head, Hom., Trag.; ἐπὶ κρατὸς λιμένος at the head or far end of the bay, Od. old gen. κρῆθεν is used in the phrase κατὰ κρῆθεν, down from the head, from the top, id=Od., Hes.: hence, like penitus, from head to foot, entirely, Τρῶας κατὰ κρῆθεν λάβε πένθος Il.

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