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ἄ-σπετος (root σεπ, ἔσπετε): unspeakable, inexpressible, with regard to size, numbers, or quality; hence, immense, endless; υ?λη, αἰθήρ, δῶρα, etc.; ἁλμυρὸν υ?δωρ | ἄσπετον, ‘vast as it is,’ Od. 5.101; in ἄσπετον οὖδας the epith. is regularly due to the pathos of the situation, Il. 19.61, Od. 13.395, etc.; κλαγγὴ συῶν, ‘prodigious squealing,’ Od. 14.412; adv., τρεῖτ᾽ ἄσπετον, Il. 17.332.

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