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πεῖραρ , ατος: (1) pl. πείρατα, ends, limits; γαίης καὶ πόντοιο, Il. 8.478; τέχνης, ‘tools,’ ‘implements,’ which bring to completion, Od. 3.433; ‘chief points’ in each matter, Il. 23.350; sing., decision, Il. 18.501, cf. Od. 23.248.—(2) cord, rope; fig., ὀλέθρου πείρατα, ‘snares’ or ‘cords’ of destruction, cf. Psalm xviii. 6, 2 Sam. xxii. 6; ὀιζύος, ‘net’ of woe, Od. 5.289; so πολέμοιο, νι?κης, Il. 13.358.
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