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ἀληθ-ής [ᾰ], Dor. ἀλᾱθής, ές, (λήθω, = λανθάνω: ἀληθὲς τὸ μὴ λήθῃ ὑποπῖπτον EM62.51):—
unconcealed, so true, real, opp. false, apparent:

I. Hom., opp. ψευδής,in phrases ἀληθέα μυθήσασθαι, εἰπεῖν, ἀγορεύειν, ἀληθὲς ἐνισπεῖν, Il.6.382, Od.13.254, 3.254, 247, al.; in Hdt. and Att. τὸ ἀληθές, by Trag. crasis τἀληθές, Ion. τὠληθές (Hdt.6.68, 69), or τὰ ἀληθῆ, by crasis τἀληθῆ, etc.; ἀληθέϊ λόγῳ χρᾶσθαι Hdt. 1.14, etc.; οἱ ἀληθέϊ λόγῳ βασιλέες 1.120; ἀληθεστάτη πρόφασις Th.1.23.

2. of persons, etc., truthful, honest (not in Hom., v. infr.), ἀ. νόος Pi.O.2.92; κατήγορος A.Th.439; κριτής Th.3.56; οἶνος ἀ. `in vino veritas', Pl.Smp.217e; ὁ μέσος ἀ. τις Arist.EN 1108a20.

3. of oracles, true, unerring, ἀλαθέα μαντίων θῶκον Pi. P.11.6, cf. S.Ph.993, E.Ion1537; of dreams, A.Th.710.

II. of qualities or events, true, real, φίλος E.Or.424; ἀ. τὸ πραχθέν Antipho 1.6; genuine, ἀ. εἶναι δεῖ τὸ σεμνόν, οὐ κενόν Men.596.

2. realizing itself, coming to fulfilment, ἀρά A.Th.944.

III. Adv. ἀληθῶς, Ion. -θέως, truly, Simon.5.1, Hdt.1.11, al., A.Supp.315, etc.

b. actually, in reality, γένος τόδε Ζηνός ἐστιν ἀ. ib.585; ἀ. οὐδὲν ἐξῃκασμένα Id.Ag.1244, cf. Th.1.22, etc.; τὴν ἀ. μουσικήν (sc. οὖσαν) Antiph.209.6:—
ὡς ἀ. in the true way, really, E.Or.739, Pl. Phd.63a, etc.; ἡ μὲν γὰρ ὡς ἀ. μήτηρ D.21.149: Comp. -εστέρως Pl. R.347e, -έστερον Antipho 3.3.4: Sup. -έστατα X.Mem.4.8.1.

2. neut. as Adv., proparox. ἄληθες; indeed? really? ironically, S.OT 350, Ant.758, E.Cyc.241, Ar.Ra.840, Av.174.

3. τὸ ἀληθές truly, Ion. τὠληθές Herod.7.70.

B. not forgetting, careful, γυνὴ χερνῆτις ἀ. Il.12.433, cf. Nonn.D.24.233:—
the sense honest is post- Hom. ἀληθ-ίζω, dye with genuine purple, PHolm.18.6.

II. Med. -ίζομαι, = ἀληθεύω, Hdt.1.136, 3.72, Plu.2.230b, Alciphr.3.39, 59.