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χείρ , χειρός, besides the usual forms also dat. χερί, pl. dat. χείρεσσι and χείρεσι (Il. 20.468): hand, as flat hand or fist, Od. 12.174; including the arm, Il. 6.81, Od. 1.238; often the pl., esp. fig. as typical of strength, violence, etc., joined with μένος, βίη, δύναμις, Il. 6.502, Il. 12.135, Od. 20.237; χερσίν τε ποσίν τε καὶ σθένει, Il. 20.360; χεῖρα ἐπιφέρειν τινί, χεῖρας ἐφιέναι, ἰάλλειν, χερσὶν ἀρήγειν, χεῖρα ὑπερέχειν τινί, in defence, Il. 4.249; (εἰς) χεῖρας ἱκέσθαι, ‘fall into the power,’ Il. 10.448.
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