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ἄρκιος (root ἀρκ), helping, to be depended upon, certain; οὔ οἱ ἔπειτα | ἄρκιον ἐσσεῖται φυγέειν κύνας ἠδ᾽ οἰωνούς, ‘nothing shall avail him’ to escape, Il. 2.393 ; νῦν ἄρκιον ἀπολέσθαι | ἠὲ σαωθῆναι, a ‘sure’ thing, i. e. no other alternative presents itself, Il. 15.502; so, μισθὸς ἄρκιος, Κ 304, Od. 18.358, unless the word has here attained to its later meaning of sufficient. Cf. ἀρκέω.
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