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ὄψιος, α, ον, (ὀψέ) late, ὀψίᾳ ἐν νυκτί Pi.I.4(3).35(53); ὅταν ἔαρ ὄ. γένηται Arist.HA553b20, cf. 627b20; ὄ. σῦκα, πυροί, etc., Thphr. HP2.8.1, 8.4.3, etc.; [ᾠὰ] τὰ μὲν πρώϊα τὰ δ' ὄ. Arist.HA543a10; cf. ὀψία.

II. Att. Comp. ὀψιαίτερος, α, ον, later, Id.Mete.362a24, al., Thphr.CP1.10.5: Sup. ὀψιαίτατος, η, ον, X.HG5.4.3: hence ὀψιαίτερον as Adv., Comp. of ὀψέ, Pl.Cra.433a, Thphr.HP3.2.1, Eub.119.11: Sup. ὀψιαίτατα, opp. πρωϊαίτατα, Pl.Prt.326c, X.HG4.5.18, etc.: also Comp. ὀψιέστερος as v.l. in Thphr. (CP4.8.3, HP3.4.6): also shortd. form ὀψιτέρα, ἅλωσις Pi.Pae.6.82; ὀψίτερον Plu.2.119c; ὀψίτατον Poll.1.69; ὀψίτερον τῆς ὥρας BGU759.6 (ii A. D.), cf. PTeb.230 (ii B. C.).