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ὄφελος 1 ὀφέλλω2 only in nom.

furtherance, advantage, help, used often (like opus) as an indecl. adj., αἴ κ᾽ ὄφελός τι γενώμεθα whether we can be of any use, Il.; τί δῆτ᾽ ἂν εἴης ὄφ. ἡμῖν; what good couldst thou be to us? Ar.; c. inf., τί ὄφ. σώματι κάμνοντι σιτία διδόναι; Plat.; c. gen., τῶν ὄφελός ἐστι οὐδέν of which there is no profit, Hdt.; ὄφ. οὐδὲν γεωργοῦ ἀργοῦ Xen.;—but, τι περ ὄφελος στρατεύματος the serviceable part of the army, id=Xen.

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