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ἄριστος (root ἀρ, cf. ἀρείων, ἀρετή), ὤριστος = ἄριστος: best, most excellent (see the various implied meanings under ἀγαθός); Ζεύς, θεῶν ὕπατος καὶ ἄριστος, Il. 19.258; freq. w. adv. prefixed, μέγα), ὄχα), ἔξοχα), Il. 1.69, Il. 12.103; often foll. by explanatory inf., dat., or acc. (μάχεσθαι, βουλῇ, εἶδος); σοὶ ἄριστα πεποίηται, ‘finely indeed hast thou been treated,’ Il. 6.56.
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