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ἄριστος Ἄρης

best in its kind, serving as Sup. to ἀγαθός (cf. ἀρείων):, noblest, bravest, Il.; βουλῆι, ἔγχεσιν ἄριστος Hom.; εἶδος ἄριστος Il.:—c. inf. ἄριστοι μάχεσθαι Xen.; ἄρ. διαβολὰς ἐνδέκεσθαι readiest to give ear to calumnies, Hdt.; ἄρ. ἀπατᾶσθαι best, i. e. easiest, to cheat, Thuc., most virtuous, Eur.
II.of animals and things, best, finest, Hom.
III.neut. pl. as adv. ἄριστα, best, most excellently, id=Hom., Hdt.

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