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σφόδρ-α^ , Adv., properly neut. pl. of σφοδρός,
A.very much, exceedingly:
I. with Verbs, ἐμήδιζον γὰρ ς. Hdt.9.17; “ς. ἱμείρουσαS. El.1053; καὶ ς. πείθει persuades them too well, Id.Aj.150 (anap.); ς. λέγειν with vehemence, Antipho 6.15; ς. κολάζειν severely, Th.3.46; ς. ὁρίσασθαι exactly, Pl.Phdr.263d, cf. Phlb.58d, Phd.68a, 73a; ς. χαίρω I am exceedingly glad, POxy.41.17 (iii/iv A.D.).
2. with Adjs., ς. ὑπέρτεροι far superior, Pi.N.4.37; μισόδημον ς. Ar.Fr.108; “ς. ἄδικοςPl.R.361a; ἁλμυρὸν ς. Arist.Mete.359a13; κακοδαίμων ς. Antiph.56; “ς. γενναῖοςMen.223.14; πολλοῦ ς. at a very high price, very dear, Id.197; πολλοὶ ς. Bato 7.1; “ἐνιαυτοὺς ς. ὀλίγουςMen.481.6; χαρὰ μεγάλη ς. Ev.Matt.2.10:—with Adjs. it most freq. follows, and in Com. Poets it usu. stands at the end of the verse.
3. with a Subst., “τὴν ς. φιλίανPl.Lg.731e; τινῶν ς. γυναικῶν very womanish women, ib.639b; τῆς ς. προθυμίας ib.952c; “τῆς ς. μανίαςId.Phdr.251a; “ἐν τοῖς ς. ψύχεσινArist.HA599a19.
II. ς. γε or καὶ ς. γε, in answers, strongly affirmative, freq. in Pl., πάνυ γε ς. Men.82b; “πάνυ ς. ταῦτα λέγωAp.25a.
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