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μῡρίος [ῐ], α, on (ος, ον APl.4.40 (Crin.)), numberless, countless, infinite, prop. of Number, and commonly in pl., as mostly in Hom., Il.2.468, al.: also in sg. with collective Nouns, χέραδος μυρίον 21.320; λόγχη E.Ph.441; χαλκός Pi.N.10.45; χρυσός Theoc.16.22: strengthd., μάλα μυρίοι Od.17.422, 19.78; πολλάκις μυριοι Pl.Tht. 175a; μυρίαι ἐπὶ μυριαις πόλεις Id.Lg.676b, cf. Tht.155c, D.H.Rh. 7.4.

2. in Poets also, of Size, measureless, immense, in finite, μυρίος ὦνος Od.15.452; πένθος, ἄχος μ., Il.18.88, 20.282; μυρία ἄλγεα, κήδεα, 1.2, 24.639; μ. παντᾷ κέλευθος a boundless course, Pi.I.4(3).1, cf. B. 5.31; πάρεστι μ. κέλευθος μελέων Id.18.1; μ. παντᾷ φάτις Id.8.48; μ. μόχθοι, ἄχθος, A.Pr.541 (lyr.), S.Ph.1168 (lyr.); χάρις E.Alc.544; κλέος Theoc.Ep.21.2; μ. εὐφροσύνη APl. l.c. (Crin.): in Ion. Prose, ὄψις μυρίη all kinds of sights, Hdt.2.136; μ. κακότης, εὐδαιμονίη, Id.6.67; θῶμα Id.2.148: sts. in Pl., μ. πενία, διαφορότης, ἐρημία, Ap.23c, Phlb.13a, Lg.677e: so in later Prose, μ. ἀχλύς Jul.Or.7.232a.

3. of Time, μ. χρόνος Pi.I.5(4).28, S.OC397, 617.

4. neut. pl. μυρία as Adv., immensely, incessantly, ἔκλαυσεν μ. AP7.374 (Marc. Arg.), cf. 12.169 (Diosc.).

b. dat. as Adv., μυρίῳ σοφώτερος infinitely wiser, E.Andr.701; μυρίῳ βέλτιον, μυριῳ κάλλιον, Pl.R.520c, Ti. 33b; μυρίῳ πρὸς εὐδαιμονίαν διαφέρειν to differ infinitely, Id.Plt.272c; but μυρίον διαφέρειν Id.Tht.166d.

II. as a definite numeral, in pl. μύριοι, αι, α, ten thousand, first in Hes., τρὶς μ. Op.252, cf. Hdt.3.95, IG12.63.37, etc.: sg. in military phrases, ἵππος μ. 10,000 horse, A.Pers.302, Hdt.1.27, 7.41; ἀσπὶς μ. X.An.1.7.10: rarely with other words, κατὰ μυρίαν δεσμήν by the 10,000 bundles, PPetr.3p.101 (iii B. C.), cf. PSI4.393.11 (iii B. C.); οἱ Μύριοι the Ten Thousand, an assembly of the Arcadians, X.HG7.1.38, IG5(2).1.4 (Tegea, iv B. C.); οἱ Μ. ἐν Μεγάλῃ πόλει D.19.11.

III. in late Greek, Adv. μυρίως Alex. Trall.5.4, Tz.H.13.521:—
acc. to Gramm., μυρίος (parox.) is the indefinite, μύριος (proparox.) the definite number, μύριος ὁ ὡρισμένος ἀριθμός, μυρίος ἀόριστος Hdn.Gr.1.125, cf. Suid., Eust.907.8, etc.; but this distn. is not observed in codd.