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νεῖκος , εος, τό,
A.quarrel, strife, feud,ν . . . ὄρωρεν Ἕκτορος ἀμφὶ νέκυιIl. 24.107; “ν. πρός τιναHdt.8.87; “ν. κρεσσόνων ἀποθέσθαιPi.O.10(11).39, cf. N.6.51; “τὸ ν. εὖ θέσθαιS.OT633; τὸ ν. ἐγκαλῶν imputing the blame of the quarrel, ib.702; “ν. θέσθαιCall.Iamb.1.202.
3. strife at law, dispute before a judge,κρίνων ν. πολλὰ δικαζομένων αἰζηῶνOd.12.440, cf. Il.18.497; challenge to authority, Hdt.3.62.
5. in the philosophy of Emp., the separative principle in the κόσμος, opp. Φιλότης, 17.8, al., cf. Pl.Sph.243a, Arist.Metaph.985a24, etc. (Mostly poet., found in Hdt. and OGI335.119 (Pergam., ii B.C.).)
II. v. νῖκος.
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