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νύξ , νυκτός, ,
A.night : either generally, mght-season (opp. day), or a night,ν. ἀμβροσίηIl.24.363 ; “ν. ἄμβροτοςOd.11.330 ; but ν. ὀλοή ib.19, Il.16.567, cf. infr. Il. 3, III ; νυκτός by night, as Adv., Od. 13.278, etc. ; “οὔτε ν. οὔτ᾽ ἐξ ἡμέραςS.El.780 ; νυκτὸς ἔτι while it was still night, Hdt.9.10 ; also “τῆς νυκτόςAlex.78.3, 148 ; “ν. τῆσδεS. Aj.21 ; ἄκρας ν. at dead of night, ib.285 (but ἄκρῃ νυκτί at night-fall, Arat.775, ἀκρόθι νυκτός on the verge of dawn, Id.308) ; ἀωρὶ νυκτός, τῶν νυκτῶν, v. ἀωρί : in pl., “τῶν νυκτῶνat nights, Ar.Ec.668 : rarely, “νυκτίHdt.7.12 ; “ν. τῇδεS.El.644 ; νύκτα the night long, νύκτα φυλάσσειν to watch the night through, Il.10.312, Od.5.466 : pl., “νύκτας ἰαύεινIl.9.325, Od.5.154, etc. ; δύω νύκτας, τρεῖς ν., ib.388, 17.515 : in Att., “ὅλην τὴν ν.Pherecr.177, Amphis20.4 ; “τὴν νύχθ᾽ ὅληνEub.3 ; “τὰς νύκταςDiph.32.14 ; “ὅλας γε καὶ πάσας τὰς ν.X.Smp.4.54 ; “νύκτας τε καὶ ἦμαρIl.5.490 ; “νύκτας τε καὶ ἡμέραςPl.Tht.151a ; “οὔτε νύκτ᾽ οὔθ᾽ ἡμέρανE.Ba.187 ; “τὴν νύχθ᾽ ὅλην τήν θ᾽ ἡμέρανEub.53.1 ; νύκτα ἡμέραν ποιούμενος ἀπόστειλονκατάπεμψον), i. e. without delay, PCair.Zen.314.7, PSI5.514.3 (both iii B. C.) ; “μέσαι νύκτεςmidnight, Sapph.52, Pl.R.621b ; “περὶ μ. νύκταςX.An.7.8.12 ; “ἐν μέσῳ νυκτῶνId.Cyr.5.3.52 ; “πρωΐτερον μέσων νυκτῶνTh.8.101 ; “ἔξω μέσων ν.D.54.26.
II. metaph. of darkness, “νυκτὶ καλύψαιIl.5.23, cf. Od. 20.351, etc.
3. in Comparisons, of anything dark and direful, νυκτὶ ἐοικώς like night, of Apollo in his wrath, Il.1.47, cf. 12.463, Od.11.606 ; τάδε νυκτὶ ἐΐσκει what is here he like ns to night, 20.362 ; ὀλεθρία ν., of a great calamity, S.OC 1684(lyr.).
III. Νύξ as pr. n., the goddess of Night, Il.14.259, Hes.Op.17,Th.123,211 ; N. ὀλοή ib.224.
IV. the night- or evening-quarter of heaven, the West, πρὸς νυκτός ib.275. (Cf. Lat. nox, Lith. naktis, Goth. nahts, etc.)
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