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σκοπός 1 σκέπτομαι that watches, one that looks after things, Hom.; of gods and kings, a guardian, protector, Ὀλύμπου σκ. Pind.
2.a lookout-man, watchman, stationed on a σκοπιά, Lat. speculator, Hom., Xen.: one who marks game, Xen.
3.a spy, scout, Il., Trag.
II.the object on which one fixes the eye, a mark, Lat. scopus, Od.; ἀπὸ σκοποῦ away from the mark, id=Od.; so, παρὰ σκοπόν Pind.; σκοποῦ τυχεῖν to hit the mark, id=Pind.; ἐπὶ σκοπὸν βάλλειν Xen.
2.metaph. an aim, end, object, Plat.

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