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ἀ-α?α_τος (ἀϝάω): of doubtful meaning. —(1) inviolable (if α privative), νυν μοι ὄμοσσον ἀα?α_τον Στυγὸς υ?δωρ, Il. 14.271; cf. Στυγὸς υ?δωρ, ὅς τε μέγιστος | ὅρκος δεινότατός τε πέλει μακάρεσσι θεοῖσιν, Il. 15.37 f.—(2) baleful (if α copulative), or mad, of the suitors' contest with the bow, Od. 21.81 (echoed by Odysseus, Od. 22.5). —Signif. (2) may be assumed in Il. 14 instead of (1), representing the Styx as baleful to him who swears falsely in its name.
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