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ἀτειρής , ές,
A.not to be rubbed or worn away, indestructible, in Hom. mostly of brass or iron, Il.5.292, al.
II. metaph., stubborn, unyielding, αἰεί τοι κραδίη πέλεκυς ὥς ἐστιν . ib.3.60, cf. 15.697; [Hercules] “μένος αἰὲν .Od.11.270; “φωνήIl.13.45, 17.555; “ὄμματαEmp.86; “ἀτειρέσιν ἀκτίνεσσινId.84.6; “ἀγαθόνPi.O.2.36; of persons, “κἀν μύθοισι καὶ ἐν προσόδοισιν .stubborn, Theoc.23.6; “ἀτειρὴς οἴνῳAP12.175 (Strat.); “τὸ ἀτειρέςstubbornness, Pl.Cra.395b; Pythag. etym. of τριάς, Theol.Ar.15.—In Archig. ap. Gal.8.87 ἀτειρός. Adv., Comp. “-ότερονGal.8.110, prob. in D.L.6.99.
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