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ἤλῐθα, Adv. very much, exceedingly, ληί̈δα ..συνελάσσαμεν ἤ. πολλήν Il.11.677, cf. Od.5.483; ἄστρα ἤ. μυρία Man.2.3; καθαρὴν γλάγεος πόσιν ἤ. πίνειν Nic.Al.423, cf. A.R.3.342 (expl. by Sch. as,= ἀθρόως), 4.177,1265.

II. in vain, to no purpose, Call.Lav.Pall.124, A.R. 2.283; ἔβρασεν ἤ. νηδὺς πνεύματα Nic.Al.25, cf. 140. (Prob. connected with ἠλεός in both uses.)