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ἐπίκαιρ-ος , ον, fit time or place, seasonable, opportune, S.OT875 (lyr.), Th.6.34; “νίκη -οτάτηId.8.106; of places, “-ότατον χωρίον πρὸς τὰ ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης ἀποχρῆσθαιId.1.68; τὰ . advantageous positions, X.Hier.10.5; “τοὺς . τῶν τόπωνD. 18.27, cf. Arist.Pol.1331a21; “Κόρκυρα ἐν -οτάτῳ κειμένηIsoc.15.108; “τὰ ἐνδεχόμενα καὶ -όταταArist.Rh.1396b5; τοῦ πάθους τὸ . spontaneous outburst of passion, Longin.18.2: also c.gen., τρίποδα . .λουτρῶν ἐπίκαιρον, = καιρὸν ἔχοντα λουτρῶν, convenient for . ., S.Aj.1406 (anap.); ἰατὴρ -ότατος helping in time of need, Pi.P.4.270. Adv. “-ωςSm.Ps.9.10, Sup. “-οτάτως Rh.132.8.
2.. serious, important, . σημεῖα important symptoms, Hp.Epid.1.25; ἐς τέκμαρσιν Id.Acut. .
3.. of parts of the body, vital, “ἐν τῷ -οτάτῳ ἀφύλακτονX.Eq.12.7, cf. Arist.GA766a24; . τοῦ ζῆν necessary for life, ib.719a16; of wounds, dangerous, “. τρῶμαHp.Fract.11; “ἕλκοςId.Acut.46. Adv. “-ρως, τετρῶσθαιPaus.4.8.4.
4.. susceptible to disorders, Gal.Nat.Fac.2.8.
II.. for a time, temporary, opp. ἀΐδιος, Epict.Gnom.8; “ τῆς δόξης . εὐδαιμονίαVett.Val.130.30.
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