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1.a fair wind, Hom., etc.; ἡμῖν δ᾽ αὖ κατόπισθε νεὼς οὖρον ἵει Od.; πέμψω δέ τοι οὖρον ὄπισθεν id=Od.; ἂψ δὲ θεοὶ οὖρον στρέψαν the gods changed the wind again to a fair one, id=Od.; πέμπειν κατ᾽ οὖρον to send down (i. e. with) the wind, speed on its way, Orac. ap. Hdt.; so, metaph., ἴτω κατ᾽ οὖρον let it be swept before the wind to ruin, Aesch.; ταῦτα μὲν ῥείτω κατ᾽ οὖρον let these things drift with the wind, Soph.

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