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πολύς, πολλή, πολύ , peculiar forms, πολλός, πολλόν, πουλύς (also fem.), πουλύ, gen. πολέος (Od. 20.25), acc. πουλύν, pl. nom. πολέες, πολεῖς, gen. πολέων (Il. 16.655), πολλα?ων, πολλέων, dat. πολέσι, πολέεσσι, acc. πολέας, for comp. and sup. see πλείων, πλεῖστος: much, many, with numerous applications that call for more specific words in Eng., as ‘long,’ of time, ‘wide,’ ‘broad,’ of space, ‘loud,’ ‘heavy,’ of a noise or of rain, etc. πολλοί (Att. οἱ πολλοί), the many, the most, the greater part, Il. 2.483, and w. part. gen., πολλοὶ Τρώων, etc. Freq. as subst., πολλοί, πολλά, ‘many men,’ ‘many things,’ but predicative in Od. 2.58, Od. 17.537; often with other adjectives, πολέες τε καὶ ἐσθλοί, πολλὰ καὶ ἐσθλά, ‘many fine things,’ Od. 2.312. —Neut. as adv., πολύ, πολλόν, πολλά, much, far, by far, very; πολλὰ ἠρᾶτο, prayed ‘earnestly,’ ‘fervently,’ Il. 1.35; w. comp. and sup., πολὺ μᾶλλον, πολλὸν ἀμείνων, ἄριστος, so πολὺ πρίν, πολλὸν ἐπελθών, Il. 20.180.
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