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ἄχρι and ἄχρις (v. sub fin.):

I. Adv. to the uttermost, τένοντε καὶ ὀστέα λᾶας ἀναιδὴς ἄχρις ἀπηλοίησεν Il.4.522; ἀπὸ δ' ὀστέον ἄχρις ἄραξε 16.324, cf. 17.599.

2. after Hom., before Preps., ἄχρι εἰς Κοτύωρα X.An.5.5.4; ἄ. ἐς ποταμόν Tab.Heracl.1.17; ἄχρι πρὸς τὸν σκοπόν, πρὸς τὴν πόλιν, Luc.Nigr.36, Herm.24; ἄχρις ἐπ' ἄκνηστιν A.R.4.1403; ἐπ' ὀστέον IG12(7).115.9 (Amorgos); ἄχρι ἐπὶ πολὺ τῶν πλευρῶν Thphr.Char.19.3; ἄχρις ἐς ἠῶ Q.S.6.177; ἄχρι ὑπὸ τὴν πυγήν Luc.DMort.27.4: less freq. after the Noun, ἐς τέλος ἄχρις Q.S.2.617, cf. Nonn.D.5.153, etc.: rarely c. acc., ἄχρι ..θρόνον ἦλθεν IG14.2012 (Sulp. Max.): with an Adv., ἄχρι πόρρω still farther, Luc.Am.12; ἄχρι δεῦρο S.E.M.8.401.

II. Prep. with gen., even to, as far as,

1. of Time, until, ἄχρι μάλα κνέφαος until deep in the night, Od.18.370; ἄχρι τῆς τήμερον ἡμέρας D.9.28; ἀπὸ τῆς ἀρχῆς ἄχρι τῆς τελευτῆς Id.18.179; ἄχρι γήρως Apollod.Com.2; ἄχρι δὲ τούτου until then, Sol.13.35; ἄχρι τοῦ νῦν Timostr.1, Ep.Rom.8.22; ἄχρι νῦν Luc. Tim.39, LXX Ge.44.28; ἄχρι παντός continually, Plu.Cic.6.

2. of Space, as far as, even to, ἄχρι τῆς ἐσόδου τοῦ ἱροῦ Hdt.2.138 (who elsewh. has μέχρι); ἄ. τῆς ὁδοῦ IG12.893; ἄ. τῆς πυλίδος SIG2587.25; ἄ. τοῦ Πειραιῶς D.18.301; ἔδακνεν ἄχρι τῆς καρδίας Com.Adesp.475; ἄχρις ἥπατος Ti.Locr.101a, cf. 100e; ἄχρι τῆς πόλεως D.H.2.43; ἄ. τοῦ δεῦρο Gal.10.676: after its case, ἰνίου ἄχρις Euph.41.

3. of Measure or Degree, ἄχρι τούτου up to this point, D.23.122; ἄχρι τοῦ μὴ πεινῆν X.Smp.4.37; ἄχρι τοῦ θορυβῆσαι D.8.77; ἄ. θανάτου Act.Ap. 22.4; ἄχρι τῆς πρὸς τὸν πλησίον δοξοκοπίας Polystr.p.19 W.

III. as Conj., ἄχρι, ἄχρις with or without οὗ,

1. of Time, until, so long as, ἄχρι οὗ ὅδε ὁ λόγος ἐγράφετο X.HG6.4.37; ἄχρις ὅτου Epigr.Gr.314.24 (Smyrna); ἄχρι οὗ ἄν or ἄχρι ἄν with Subj., ἄχρι ἂν σχολάσῃ till he should be at leisure, X.An.2.3.2; ἄχρις οὗ ἂν δοκέῃ Hp.Fist.3; ἄχρις ἂν αἱ ἡμέραι παρέλθωσιν Id.Int.40; ἄχρι ἂν ἔχῃ τὸ ἴδιον ἐντελές [ἡ ἱστορία] Luc.Hist.Conscr.9: without ἄν, ἄχρις ῥεύσῃ Bion 1.47; ἄχρι οὗ τελευτήσῃ (v.l. -σει) Hdt.1.117; ἄχρι οὗ ἐπιλάμψῃ Plu.Aem.17; ἄχρι ἄν, c.inf., Epist.Mithr. in SIG741.37: c. inf. only, ἄχρις ἱκέσθαι ὀστέον Q.S.4.361.

2. of Space, so far as, διώξας, ἄχρι οὗ ἀσφαλὲς ᾤετο εἶναι X.Cyr.5.4.16: c. subj., αὐξάνεται εἰς μῆκος, ἄχρι οὗ δὴ ἐφίκηται τοῦ ἡλίου Thphr.HP5.1.8; cf. μέχρι throughout. —
Ep. poets use ἄχρι or ἄχρις, as the metre requires: in Ion. μέχρι is preferred (v. supr.): but ἄχρι, -ις are more common in Hom. than μέχρι: the only Att. forms are ἄχρι, μέχρι, before both consonants and vowels, cf. Phryn.6, Moer.34; and so in Att. Inscrr. (where it is somewhat less freq. than μέχρι): ἄχρι ἄν with hiatus in IG2.2729, Hegesipp.Com.1.26; but ἄχρις Men.Sam.179.—
Never in Trag. (ἄχρι, = -χρι, cf. μέχρι.)