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μάχῐμ-ος [ᾰ], η, ον, also ος, ον Hdt.7.185: (μάχη):—
fit for battle, warlike, ἐπειδὴ μ. εἶ since you're a fighting man, Ar.Av.1368; αἱ μάχιμοι μυριάδες Hdt. l. c.; τὸ μ. the effective force, Th.6.23, X.Cyr.5.4.46; τὸ τῆς πόλεως μ. Pl.Lg.830c (but ἀνέωνται ἐς τὸ μ. = ἐς πόλεμον Hdt.2.165); μ. γένη Pl.Mx.240a; τὸ μ. γένος Id.Ti.24a, cf. Arist.Pol. 1268a36; τὸ μ. (sc. ἔθνος) Pl.Criti.110c; esp. in Egypt, οἱ μ. τῶν Αἰγυπτίων the warrior caste, Hdt.2.141, cf. 164; so later, of native troops, freq. in Pap., PTeb.61(a).109 (ii B. C.), etc.: Comp. -ώτερος Plb.2.22.6: Sup. -ώτατος Hdt.3.102, Ar.Ach.153, Th.1.110; τὰ μ. τῶν ἔργων Philostr.Her.2.19. Adv. -μως Arr.Epict.2.9.5.

2. = sq., Gloss.

II. disputable, S.E.M.8.45.