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τέλειος τέλος

I.having reached its end, finished, complete, Il., etc.: of victims, perfect, without spot or blemish, id=Il.; τὰ τέλεα τῶν προβάτων Hdt.; of sacrifices, ἱερὰ τέλεια of full tale or number, or performed with all rites, Thuc.; so, αἰετὸς τελειότατος πετεηνῶν is prob. the surest bird of augury, Il.
2.of animals, fullgrown, Xen., etc.
3.of persons, absolute, complete, accomplished, perfect in his or its kind, Plat., etc.: —so of things, φάρμακον τελεώτατον id=Plat.; τ. ἀρετή, φιλία, etc., Arist.
4.of prayers, vows, etc., fulfilled, accomplished, Pind., Aesch.; ὄψις οὐ τελέη a vision which imported nothing, Hdt.; τ. ψῆφος a fixed resolve, Soph. Arithm., those numbers are τέλειοι, which are equal to the sum of their divisors, as 6 = 3 + 2 + 1, Plat.
II.of the gods, fulfilling prayer, Ζεὺς τ. Zeus the fulfiller, Pind., Aesch.; of Hera ζυγία, Lat. Juno pronuba, the presiding goddess of marriage, Pind., Aesch., etc.:—so, τέλειος ἀνήρ, = Lat. paterfamilias, the lord of the house, Aesch.
III.= τελευταῖος, last, Soph.
IV.τέλειον (not τέλεον), τό, a royal banquet, as a transl. of the Pers. tycta, Hdt.
V.adv. τελέως, at last, Aesch., Plat., etc.
2.perfectly, absolutely, thoroughly, Hdt.
3.the neut. τέλεον is also used as adv., Luc.
VI.comp. and Sup.: Hom. uses τελεώτερος, -εώτατος or τελειότερος, -ειότατος, as his metre requires: in attic τελεώτερος, -ώτατος prevail.

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