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κάρα_ (A), Ep.and Ion. κάρη [α^], τό, poet. for κεφαλή, Luc.Lex.5:—
2. peak, top, “κάρη νιφόεντος ὈλύμπουHes.Th.42; of a tree, S.Fr.23; edge, brim of a cup, Eub.56.6.
3. in Trag., as periphr. for a person, Οἰδίπου κάρα, i.e. Οἰδίπλους, S.OT40, 1207 (lyr.); αὐτάδελφον Ἰσμήνης κ. Id.Ant.1; κασίγνητον κ., for κασίγνητε, Id.El.1164; φίλον κ. Id.OC1631; φίλον κ. A.Ag.905.--Hom. uses nom. acc. κάρη, gen. dat. κάρητος, κάρητι, Od.6.230, Il.15.75; also καρήατος, καρήατι, 23.44, 19.405, nom. pl. “καρήατα11.309 (whence was formed nom. sg. κάρηαρ, Antim.76); acc. pl. “κάρηIl.10.259 (but perh. sg.), nom. acc. pl. “κάρα_Sannyr.3, perh. S.Ant.291; “κάρα^ ἐξεπεφύκειh.Cer. 12; dat. pl. κάρησι Tryph.602:—post-Homeric Poets inflected κάρη as if it were of decl. 1, gen. “κάρηςMosch.4.74, Call.Fr.125; dat. “κάρῃThgn.1024, Nic.Th.249; acc. “κάρηνD.P.562, Nic.Th.131; Trag. dat. κάρᾳ with neut. Prons., A.Ch.230, etc.; late acc. “κάρανAnacreont. 50.9. (Cf. Skt. śiras(neut.) 'head', gen. śīr[snull ]ṇás, abl. śīr[snull ]atás: κάρηνα (fr. κα^ρα^σ-ν-α) and κράατα (perh. fr. κρα_ς-ṇ-τα) are forms of this word, v. κάρηνον, κράς, κρανίον: cogn. with Lat. cerebrum (fr. ceres-ro-), ONorse hjarne 'brain', and prob. κέρας, κόρση.)
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