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ἄκρον, ον, τό, (neut. of ἄκρος) like ἄκρα, highest or farthest point:

1. mountain top, peak, Γάργαρον ἄκρον Ἴδης Il.14.292; ἄκρον ὑπερβαλέειν Od.11.597; τὰ ἄκρα heights, Hdt.6.100, Pl.Criti. 110e, etc.

b. ἄκρα νάων ships' tops, Alc.Supp.12.9.

2. headland, cape, Σούνιον ἄκρον Ἀθηνέων Od.3.278.

3. end, extremity, τὰ ἄ. τῆς θαλάσσης, [τοῦἀέρος], Pl.Phd. 109d, 109e; ἄκρα χειρῶν hands, Luc. Im.6; ἐξ ἄκρων at the end, Ar.Fr.29; ἐξ ἄκρου Com.Adesp.398; ἐπ' ἄκροις Pl.Sph.220d:—
border, frontier, Plb.1.42.2.

II. metaph., highest pitch, height, πανδοξίας ἄκρον Pi.N.1.11; εἰς ἄκρον ἀνδρείας ἱκέσθαι to highest pitch, Simon.58; εἰς ἄκρον ἁδύς exceedingly, Theoc. 14.61; ἐπ' ἄκρον ἀφικέσθαι, ἐλθεῖν, Pl.Plt.268e, Ti.20a; πρὸς ἄκρῳ γενέσθαι Id.Phdr.247b; ἄκρον ἔχων σοφίης Epigr.Gr.442 (Nabataea); ἄκρον ἐρώτων εἰδότος, ἄκρα μάχας AP7.448 (Leon.):—
ἄκρα, τά, heights, highest point, οὔτοι ποθ' ἥξει (sic) τῶν ἄκρων ἄνευ πόνου S.Fr.397; ἄκρα φέρεσθαι win prize, Theoc.12.31; ἄκρα φέρουσ' ἀρετῆς ὑμῖν Epigr.Gr. 224.2 (Samos).

2. of persons, Ἄργεος ἄκρα Πελασγοί pride of Argos, Theoc.15.142.

III. δρυὸς ἄκρα, = ἀκρόδρυα, ib.112.

IV. in Logic of Arist. τὰ ἄκρα are major and minor terms of syllogism, opp. to μέσον or middle, APr.25b36, al.

V. extremes in a proportion, Id.EN1133b2.