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μήκιστος, η, ον, Dor. μάκιστος [ᾱ], the only form used by Trag.: irreg. Sup. of μακρός (formed from μῆκος, as αἴσχιστος from αἶσχος), tallest, τὸν δὴ μήκιστον καὶ κάρτιστον κτάνον ἄνδρα Il.7.155, cf. Od.11.309.

2. greatest, μάκιστον σέλας A.Fr.281.1; μείζονα [πηδήματα] τῶν μακίστων S.OT1301 (anap.); τὰ μάκιστ' ἐμῶν κακῶν E.Hipp.818 (lyr.); τὸ μήκιστον τεράων A.R.4.1364.

3. longest, in point of Time, ἐπὶ τὸ μήκιστον ἀνθρωπίνου αἰῶνος X.Ages.10.4: neut. μήκιστον as Adv., for a very long time or in the highest degree, h.Cer.258 (s.v.l.); ὅτι δύνᾳ μάκιστον ..ἐξιδοῦ see to it as far as possible, S.Ph.851 (lyr.); τί νύ μοι μήκιστα γένηται; what is to become of me at last? Od.5.299,465; τὸ μ. at longest, Luc.Herm.50; ἐπὶ μ. for the longest time, Id.Demon.1.

4. farthest, X.Cyr.4.5.28, A.R.1.82; μ. ἀφέστηκεν τοῦ πείθειν Phld.Rh.1.270 S.