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ἄναξ (ϝάναξ), ακτος, voc. ἄνα (only in addressing a god, otherwise), ἄναξ, dat. pl. ἀνάκτεσι: lord (king), master; of gods, Ζεῦ ἄνα (Il. 3.351), ὕπνε ἄναξ πάντων τε θεῶν πάντων τ᾽ ἀνθρώπων (Il. 14.233), θεῶν ἀέκητι ἀνάκτων (Od. 12.290); of men (esp. Agamemnon), ἄναξ ἀνδρῶν, and in general of any man as lord and master of his possessions, ἐγὼν οἴκοιο ἄναξ ἔσομ᾽ ἡμετέροιο | καὶ δμώων, Od. 1.397; σύ γ᾽ ἄνακτος | ὀφθαλμὸν ποθέεις, ‘miss your master's eye,’ said by the blinded Polyphemus to his ram, Od. 9.452.
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