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ἀφύλ-ακτος [ῠ], ον, (φυλάσσω) unguarded, unwatched, ἀφέντες τὴν ἑωυτῶν ἀφύλακτον Hdt.8.70, cf. Th.2.13,93; ἀ. ἡ τήρησις no watching is sufficient, E.Fr.162.

II. (φυλάσσομαι) unguarded, off one's guard, ἀφυλάκτῳ τινὶ ἐπιπεσεῖν, ἐπιγενέσθαι, Hdt.9.116, Th.7.32; πρὸς τὸ ἀδικεῖσθαι Arist.Rh.1372a19; ἀφύλακτον εὕδειν εὐφρόνην sleep securely through the night, A.Ag.337; ἀ. τινα λαμβάνειν catch one off his guard, X.Cyr.1.6.37; ἵνα ..ἀ. ληφθῇ D.4.18; τὸ ἀ. want of precaution, Th.3.30: Comp. -ότερος J.AJ5.7.4: Sup.-ότατος, νυκτὸς ὥρα D.H.2.38. Adv. -τως X.HG4.1.17; διακεῖσθαι Plb.4.36.4; ὁμιλεῖν Phld.Ir.p.30 W.; ῥᾳθύμως καὶ ἀ. D.H.9.19: Comp. -ότερον ἔχειν Paus.7.16.2.

2. of things, against which no precautions are or can be used, not guarded against, Arist.Rh.1372a24; inevitable, τύχη D.H.9.25; τὸ πεπρωμένον Plu.Caes.63; Ἐρινύς Epigr.Gr.218.7; ἀκωκή IG12(7).115.7 (Amorgos); βέλος APl.4.211 (Stat. Flacc.); Ἔρως ib.198 (Maec.).