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ἀκέραι-ος, ον (fem. -αία Sch.Ar.Pl.593), Prose word (used by E., v. infr.) for poet. ἀκήρατος, pure, unmixed, ὕδωρ Arist.HA605a15; οἶνος Dsc.5.6; ἀργύριον Poll.3.86, etc.; untouched, γῆ, νομή, Pl.Criti.111b, Arist.HA 575b3; unalloyed, ἡδοναί Epicur.Sent.12.

2. of persons, pure in blood, E.Ph.943.

II. unharmed, unravagcd, ἀ. ἀπολαμβάνειν τὴν πόλιν Hdt.3.146; γῆ Th.2.18; χώρα D.1.28; δύναμις, of an army, in full force, Th.3.3; of troops, fresh, X.An.6.5.9, Plb.1.40.12, etc.; of property, untouched, οὐσία D.44.23; ἐᾶν τι ἀσινὲς καὶ ἀ. IG3.1418f; of a person, Persae.Stoic.1.99.

2. metaph., pure, inviolate, ἀκέραιον ὡς σῴσαιμι Μενέλεῳ λέχος E.Hel.48; [τέχνη] ἀβλαβὴς καὶ ἀ. Pl. R.342b; complete, perfect, φαντασίαι Phld.D.3.8; ἐλπίς Plb.6.9.3; ὁρμαί Id.1.45.2.

3. of persons, uncontaminated, guileless, E.Or.922; incorruptible, κριτής D.H.7.4: c. gen., ἀ. κακῶν ἠθῶν Pl.R.409a, cf. Men.Epit.489; unprejudiced, with an open mind, Plb.21.31.12.

4. ἐξ ἀκεραίου anew, Id.23.4.10; while matters are undecided, Idd.6.24.9; ἀκέραιον ἐᾶν leave alone, Id.2.2.10; εἰς -ον ἀποκαθιστάναι, = Lat. in integrum restituere, IG14.951. Adv. -ως, of payment, in full, Cic. Att.15.21.2; unreservedly, Phld.Lib. p.57O.