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νύξ 1

I.Lat. nox, night, i. e. either the night-season or a night, Hom., Hes., etc.; νυκτός by night, Lat. noctu, Od., attic; νυκτὸς ἔτι while it was still night, Hdt.; ν. τῆσδε Soph.; ἄκρας ν. at deadof night, id=Soph.; also, νυκτί Hdt., Soph.;— νύκτα the night long, the livelong night, Hom.; νύκτας by nights, id=Hom.;— μέσαι νύκτες midnight, Plat.
2.with Preps., ἀνὰ νύκτα by night, Il.; διὰ νύκτα Od.; εἰς νύκτα, εἰς τὴν ν. towards night, Xen.; ὑπὸ νύκτα just at night-fall, Thuc., Xen.; διὰ νυκτός in the course of the night, Plat.; ἐκ νυκτός just after night-fall, Xen.; πόρρω τῶν νυκτῶν far into the night, id=Xen.:— ἐπὶ νυκτί by night, Il.; ἐν νυκτί, ἐν τῇ ϝ. Aesch., etc. pl., also, the watches of the night, Pind., Plat.:—the Greeks divided the night into three watches, Hom., etc.
II.the dark of night, Hom.
2.the night of death, id=Hom.; ν. Ἄιδης τε Soph.
III.Νύξ as prop. n., the goddess of Night, daughter of Chaos, Il., Hes.
IV.the quarter of night, i. e. the West, Hes.

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