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πεῖραρ 1 poetic for πέρας end, mostly in pl., πείρατα γαίης the ends of the earth, Hom.:— absol., πείρατα the ends or ties of ropes, Od.; cf. ἐπαλλάσσω.
II.the end or issue of a thing, id=Od.; ἑκάστου πείρατ᾽ ἔειπεν of the issues or chief points, Il.:—pleonastic, πείρατα νίκης νίκη, πείρατ᾽ ὀλέθρου
III.act. that which gives the finish to a thing, πείρατα τέχνης, the finishers of his art (of tools), Od.

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