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ἄτη , , Dor. ἄτα , Aeol. αὐάτα ( ϝ-), v. infr.:—
2. Ἄτη personified, the goddess of mischief, author of rash actions,πρέσβα Διὸς θυγάτηρ, Ἄτη, πάντας ἀᾶταιIl.19.91, cf. 9.504, Hes. Th.230, Pl.Smp.195d; “Ἄτης ἂν λειμῶναEmp.121.4; coupled with Ἐρινύς, A.Ag.1433.
II. of the consequences of such visitations, either,
1. Act., reckless guilt or sin, “Ἀλεξάνδρου ἕνεκ᾽ ἄτηςIl.6.356: in pl., deceptions, 10.391: or,
2. Pass., bane, ruin, 24.480, Hdt.1.32; ἐγγύα, πάρα δ᾽ ἄτα prov. in Thales ap.Stob.3.1.172: τὸ πῆμα τῆς ἄτης the anguish of the doom, S.Aj.363 (lyr.); “ὕβρις γὰρ ἐξανθοῦσ᾽ ἐκάρπωσε σταχὺν ἄτηςA.Pers.822; “Πειθὼ προβουλόπαις . . ἄτηςId.Ag.386 (lyr.): pl., Id.Pers.653 (lyr.), 1037 (lyr.), S.Aj.848, etc.; strokes of fate,ἀνδρείη τὰς ἄτας μικρὰς ἔρδειDemocr.213.
3. Trag., of persons, bane, pest,δίκην ἄτης λαθραίουA.Ag.1230; “δύ᾽ ἄταS.Ant.533.
b. ill-fated person, A.Ag.1268 codd.—Not in Comedy (unless read for αὐτῆς, Ar.Pax605) nor in Att. Prose (exc. as pr.n.and in quotations of “ἐγγύα, πάρα δ᾽ ἄταCratin. Jun.12, Pl.Chrm.165a), but found in Arist.VV1251b20; “κῆρας καὶ ἄταςD.H.8.61; τοιαύτας κακὰς ἄτας such abominations, of certain Epicurean expressions, Cleom.2.1.
III. fine, penalty, or sum lost in a lawsuit, Leg.Gort.11.34, al. (From ἀάω, q. v.: orig. ἀϝάτη, Aeol. “αὐάταAlc. Supp.23.12, Pi.P.2.28, 3.24, Lyr.Adesp.123.) [α^α^τη, α_τη; α^τη is dub. in Archil.73.]
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