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ἐπικρα?́τ-εια , ,
A.mastery, σωφροσύνη ἐστὶν . τῶν ἐπιθυμιῶν ib.4 Ma.1.31; possession, X.Cyr.5.4.28; rule, Plb. 12.25.3, etc.; victory, superiority, Id.2.1.3.
2.. predominance, in heredity, Placit.5.7.6; διάφορος τῶν χυμῶν . S.E.P.1.80; τὸ κατ᾽ ἐπικράτειαν ὠνομασμένον αἷμα named from its dominant element, opp. εἰλικρινὲς αἷμα, Gal.15.74, cf. 5.672, 17(2).216; παρὰ τὰς . Placit.4.9.9: Gramm., prevalence, authority, A.D. Synt.256.26, al.; numerical superiority, ib.326.14.
3.. prevailing opinion, ἐν τοῖς συμβαίνουσιν . . κατὰ τὴν . . . στροβοῦνται Polystr.p.22 W.; “αἱ κατ᾽ ἐπικράτειαν δόξαιEpicur.Nat. 1431.8.
II.. of a country, realm, dominion, “ἄπιμεν . . ἐκ τῆς τούτων ἐπικρατείαςX.An.7.6.42, cf. Hier.6.13; ὑπὸ τῇ . τοῦ χωρίου within the country subject to the place, Id.An.6.4.4; Καρχηδονίων . Pl.Ep.349c; of a Roman province, Ph. 2.518,583 (pl.).
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