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μῆκος , Dor. μᾶκος Archyt.1: εος, τό:—
A.length, of a club, τόσσον ἔην μῆκος, τόσσον πάχος so large was it in length, so large in thickness, Od. 9.324; “φιλότης ἴση μ. τε πλάτος τεEmp.17.20, cf. Hdt.1.181, etc.; “ἐς μῆκοςId.2.155; “εἰς τὸ μῆκοςLXX Ge.12.6; “ἐν μήκει καὶ πλάτει καὶ βάθειPl.Sph.235d, cf. Gorg.3, Arist.Ph.209a5; ἐπὶ μῆκος lengthwise, “ἐπὶ μ. ἔκτασιςId.HA504a15, al.; “κατὰ μῆκοςId.Mete.387a2; “μ. ὁδοῦA.Fr. 378, Hdt.1.72, etc.; “πλοῦTh.6.34; μᾶκος ἔδικε threw a long distance, Pi.O.10(11).72: pl., “μήκη καὶ βάθη καὶ πλάτηPl.Plt.284e, cf. Iamb.Comm.Math.26; τὰ μεγάλα μ. great lengths, Pl.Prt.356d.
b. height, of a wall, Ar.Av.1130; of persons, stature, Od.20.71; μῆκος in height, 11.312; “εἰς μ. αὐξάνεσθαιX.Lac.2.6.
c. generally, μήκει in linear measurement, Pl.Tht.147d, cf. 148a; linearity, one-dimensional magnitude, opp. ἐπίπεδον, βάθος, Id.Lg.817e: in Arith., in the first power, Theol.Ar.3,4.
3. of Size or Degree, greatness, magnitude, “ὄλβουEmp. 119; μῆκος in greatness, “ἔοικεν ἄλλῃ μ. οὐδὲν ἡδονῇS.Ant.393.
4. longitude, Str.1.4.5, Cleom.2.1, Ptol.Alm.2.12, Vett.Val.260.5, etc.
6. first line of phalanx, Ascl.Tact.2.5. (From same Root as μακρός. Hence μήκιστος, Sup. of μακρός.)
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