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ἔμπεδος (A), ον, (πέδον) the ground, firm-set, “τεῖχοςIl.12.12; “λέχοςOd.23.203.
2. mostly of qualities, etc., steadfast, μένος, ἴς, Il.5.254, Od.11.393; φρένες, ἦτορ, νόος, Il.6.352, 10.94, 11.813; χρὼς . 19.33; of a person, . οὐδ᾽ ἀεσίφρων (of Priam) 20.183; λίσσεται ἔμπεδον εἶναι [τὴν πομπήν] prays that it may be sure and certain, Od.8.30, cf. Pi.N.7.57; “δίκη δέ τοι . ἔστω καὶ θέμιςA.R.4.372, etc.; once in A., . σίνος a cleaving or clinging mischief, Ag.561; “. φρονήματαS.Ant.169; συντρόφοις ὀργαῖς . continuing steadfast in . ., Id.Aj.640 (lyr.); “ἔμπεδα φωνεῖνNic.Th.4: Comp. “-ώτερος, νόοςLuc.Salt. 85.
3. of Time, lasting, continual, “φυλακήIl.8.521; “κομιδήOd.8.453; “αἰώνEmp.17.11; “δουλοσύναPi.P.12.14; “χρῆμαSimon.85.1 (s.v.l.); “πόνοςS.OC1674 (lyr.).
II. neut. ἔμπεδον as Adv. (freq. in Hom.), στήλη μένει . stands fast, Il.17.434; Δαναοὶ Τρῶας μένον . firmly, 5.527; θέειν . run on and on, run without resting, 13.141; “. βρύουσαB.12.178; strengthd., “. αἰένIl.16.107; “. ἀσφαλὲς αἰεί15.683; μάλ᾽ ἀσφαλέως θέεν . Od.13.86: pl., τίκτῃ δ᾽ ἔμπεδα μῆλα the flocks bring forth without fail, 19.113; “δρύες ἔμπεδα ῥίζαις ἑστᾶσινfirmly, AP9.291 (Crin.): in Trag., ἴσθι τόδ᾽ ἔμπεδον of a surety, S. Ph.1197 (anap.); more freq. regul. Adv. ἐμπέδως continually, Semon. 7.20 (nisi leg. -πεδῶς, cf. ἐμπεδής): so in Trag., constantly, firmly, A.Ag.854,975, Eu.335 (lyr.), S.Tr.487; also in later Prose, . οἶδα of a surety, Pl.Ax.372a; ἔτη τριάκοντα μείναντες . Plb.2.19.1, Porph. Abst.2.41.
III. = χθόνιος, Hippon.113A.
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