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ὀφθαλμός 1 from ΟΠ, Root of ὄψομαι, ὀφθῆναι

I.the eye, mostly in pl., Hom., etc.; ἐλθεῖν ἐς ὀφθαλμούς τινος to come before one's eyes, Il.; ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖσιν before one's eyes, Lat. in oculis, Hom., attic; πρὸ τῶν ὀφθ. Aeschin.; ἐξ ὀφθαλμῶν out of one's sight, Hdt.; κατ᾽ ὀφθαλμούς to one's face, Ar. sg. the eye of a master or ruler, πάντα ἰδὼν Διὸς ὀφθ. Hes.; so a king is called ὀφθ. οἴκων Aesch.; and in Persia ὀφθαλμὸς βασιλέως, the king's eye, was a confidential officer, through whom he beheld his subjects, Hdt., Ar., etc.
III.ἑσπέρας ὀφθ., νυκτὸς ὀφθ., of the moon, Pind.
IV.the dearest, best, as the eye is the most precious part of the body, ὀφθαλμὸς Σικελίας id=Pind.; μέγας ὀφθαλμός a great comfort, Soph.
V.the eye or bud of a plant or tree, Xen.

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