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ἄσπετος , ον, Ep. Adj.
A.unspeakable, unutterable; mostly in sense of unspeakably great, . αἰθήρ, ῥόος Ὠκεανοῖο, ὕλη, ὕδωρ, Il.8.558, 18.403, 23.127, Od.5.101; “ἀλκήIl.16.157; less freq. of number, countless,ἄσπετα πολλάOd.4.75; “κρέα ἄσπετα9.162; τρεῖτ᾽ ἄσπετον ye tremble unspeakably, Il.17.332, cf. Q.S.11.127; φωνὴ ῥεῖ ἄσπετος flows on unceasingly, h. Ven.237; ἄσπετος αἰών endless time, Emp.16.—Chiefly Epic, but found in Lyric, “ἄσπετοι μέριμναιB.18.34, and rarely in Trag., “θαῦμαS.Tr.961 (lyr.); “χάλαζαE.Tr.78; “δρυὸς . ἔρνοςCyc. 615 (lyr.); later Prose, λείας . πλῆθος f.l. for ἄπλετον, Plb.3.92.8. (ἀ- priv. + root seq[uglide], cf. ἔννεπε, ἔσπετε Ε᾿ν-σπετε), Lat. insece.) A lengthd. form ἀάσπετος is used by Q.S.3.673, 7.193, al.
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