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I.blessed, happy, of the gods, as opp. to mortal men, Il.; absol., μάκαρες the blessed ones, Od., Hes., Pind., Trag.
II.of men, blest, fortunate, μάκαρ Ἀτρείδη Il.; so, μάκαιρα ἑστία, etc., Pind.:— esp. wealthy, ἀνδρὸς μάκαρος κατ᾽ ἄρουραν Il.
III.μάκαρες also meant the dead, as secure from the ills of life, Hes.:— μακάρων νῆσοι the Islands of the Blest (in the ocean at the extreme West) where heroes and demi-gods enjoyed rest for ever, id=Hes., Pind.

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