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χερείων 1 epic and dialect for χείρων

I.meaner, inferior, in rank, worth or wealth, Hom.
2.of things, οὔ τι χέρειον 'tis not the worse part, i. e. 'tis the better part, Od.
II.besides this, we have several irreg. forms (as if from a nom. xe/rhs), dat. χέρηι, acc. χέρηα, nom. pl. χέρηες, acc. neut. χέρηα, all used in compar. sense, χώσεται ἀνδρὶ χέρηι shall be wroth with a man of meaner rank, Il.; ἐσθλὰ μὲν ἐσθλὸς ἔδυνε, χέρηα δὲ χείρονι δόσκεν, where ἐσθλά ἐσθλός and χέρηα χείρονι are evidently correlative, id=Il.; with a gen., εἷο χέρηα inferior to himself, id=Il.; χέρηα πατρός Od.

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