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ἀφειδ-ής, ές, (φείδομαι) not sparing of, νεῶν καὶ πεισμάτων A.Ag.195 (lyr.); ἀ. δείματος lightly regarding it, A.R.4.1252; ἀ. πρὸς τὸν ἔρωτα Call.Epigr.47.7: Sup. -έστατοι, τῶν ἀγαθῶν D.Chr.1.24.

2. of things, ἀ. ὁ κατάπλους καθεστήκει the landing was made without regard to cost or risk, Th.4.26; not spared, lavishly bestowed, χρυσός Call.Cer.128; δῶρα AP11.59 (Maced.).

II. Adv. -δῶς, Aeol. and Ion. -δέως Alc.34, Hdt.1.163, al., Ep. -δείως A.R.3.897:—
freely, lavishly, Alc.l.c.; διδόναι Hdt. l.c., D.18.88; ἀ. ἀπιέναι τὰ τοξεύματα Hdt.9.61: Comp. -έστερον, ταῖς λέξεσι χρῆσθαι Hermog.Id.2.11; unsparingly, ὁρμῆσαι πρὸς τὸν πόλεμον D.11.2.

2. without mercy, κατακόψαι Hdt.1.207; φονεύειν Id.9.39; χρώμενον Democr.159; κολαζόντων ἀφειδέστερον ἢ ὡς δεσπόται, -έστατα τιμωρεῖν, X.Cyr.4.2.47, An.1.9.13; ἀ. ἔχειν ἑαυτῶν Arist. Pol.1315a29, cf. Paus.4.4.8.