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ὅρκιον (ὅρκος): (1) oath, Il. 4.158, elsewhere pl.—(2) pledges of the covenant, hence victims, Il. 3.245, 269.—(3) the covenant or treaty itself; ὅρκια πιστὰ ταμεῖν (foedus ferire), because victims were slaughtered as a part of the ceremony, Il. 2.124, Il. 3.73, Od. 24.483.
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