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εἶδος , εος(ϝιδ), dat. εἴδεϊ: appearance, looks, esp. of the human countenance, and mostly with a suggestion of beauty; freq. as acc. of specification with adjectives, and often coupled w. μέγεθος, φυή, δέμας. Of a dog, ταχὺς θέειν ἐπὶ εἴδεϊ τῷδε, a fast runner ‘with all that good looks,’ Od. 17.308.
- Ithat which is seen, form, shape, figure, Lat. species, forma, Hom.; absol. in acc., εἶδος ἄριστος, etc.
- IIa form, sort, particular kind or nature, Hdt., etc.
- 2a particular state of things or course of action, Thuc.
- IIIa class, kind, sort, whether genus or species, Plat., etc.