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ὄμμα 1 Root found in ὦμμαι, perf. pass. of ὁράω

I.the eye, Hom., etc.; κατὰ χθονὸς ὄμματα πήξας Il.; ὀρθοῖς ὄμμασιν ὁρᾶν τινα, Lat. rectis oculis aspicere, to look straight, Soph., etc.; οὐκ οἶδ᾽ ὄμμασιν ποίοις βλέπων πατέρα ποτ᾽ ἂν προσεῖδον how I could have looked him in the face, id=Soph.; so, ὁρᾶν τινα ἐν ὄμμασι id=Soph.; λαμπρὸς ὥσπερ ὄμματι to judge by his eyes or expression, id=Soph.; ἐς ὄμμα τινὸς ἐλθεῖν to come within sight of him, Eur.;— κατ᾽ ὄμματα before one's eyes, Soph.; ἐλθεῖν κατ᾽ ὄμμα face to face, Eur.; but κατ᾽ ὄμμα, also, in point of eye-sight, Soph.:— ὡς ἀπ᾽ ὀμμάτων to judge by the eye, Lat. ex obtutu, id=Soph.;— ἐν ὄμμασι, Lat. in oculis, before one's eyes, Aesch., Thuc.; —ἐξ ὀμμάτων out of sight, Eur.
II.that which one sees, a sight, vision, Soph.
III.the eye of heaven, i. e. the sun, id=Soph., Eur.; but, ὄμμα νυκτός periphr. for νύξ (v. infr. V), Aesch., Eur.
IV.generally, light, that which brings light, ὄμμα δόμων νομίζω δεσπότου παρουσίαν Aesch.; ὄμμα φήμης the light of glad tidings, Soph.:—hence, anything dear or precious, Aesch.

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