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κῆρ , κῆρος: heart, Il. 16.481; then in wider signification, as the seat of understanding, will, and emotion, thus answering approximately to Eng. ‘heart’; hence (ἐνφρεσίν, ἐνὶ στήθεσσιν, ἐν θυ_μῷ, Il. 6.523, ‘within me’; (περὶκῆρι, ‘at heart exceedingly,’ ‘most heartily,’ Od. 5.36 ; κηρόθι μᾶλλον, ‘still more in heart,’ Od. 17.458; also used periphrastically like μένος, βίη, etc., Il. 2.851, cf. Il. 1.395.
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