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victory

Ἔρως ἀνίκατε μάχαν -> O love, invincible in battle!
Sophocles, Antigone, 781

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P. and V. νίκη, ἡ, κράτος, τό.

Win a victory: P. and V. νικᾶν, κρατεῖν.

Win a great victory: P. and V. πολὺ νικᾶν, P. παρὰ πολύ νικᾶν.

Each side claimed the victory: P. ἑκάτεροι νικᾶν ἠξιοῦν (Thuc. 1, 55), ἑκάτεροι τὴν νίκην προσεποιήσαντο (Thuc. 1, 54).

Prize of victory: P. and V. νικητήριον, τό (in P., pl. and generally so in V.). V. ἐπινίκια, τά.

Offer sacrifices for victory: P. ἐπινίκια θύειν.

Win a victory whose fruit is tears: V. δάκρυα νικηφορεῖν (Eur., Bacch. 1147).