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δύσ-κολος , ον, (κόλον):
I. of persons, prop. hard to satisfy with food (cf. Ath.6.262a): but, generally, hard to please, discontented, fretful, peevish, Ar.V.942; “γῆραςE.Ba.1251; “δ. ψυχὴ καὶ ἀγρίαPl.Lg.649e, cf. Arist.EN1108a30, etc.; “τὸ δ.Pl.Lg.791c; of animals, intractable, Id.Tht.174d (Comp.): so in Adv. δυσκόλως, ἔχειν, διακεῖσθαι πρός τινα, D.19.132, Isoc.3.33; “δυσκολώτερον διακεῖσθαιPl. Phd.84e.
II. of things, troublesome, harassing, “δ. ἡνιόχησιςId.Phdr.246b; “πυρετοίHp.Coac.38: generally, unpleasant, “ἄν τι δ. συμβῇD.18.189, cf. Men.89; “εἴ τι δ. πέπρακται Θηβαίοις πρὸς ἡμᾶςD. 18.176; καιροὶ δ. difficult times, IG22.682.33. Adv. -λως, ὑπακούεινHp.Epid.3.8.
2. difficult to explain, Arist.SE180b5, Metaph.1001b1; δ. ἐστι it is difficult, Ev.Marc.10.24, cf. Onos.1.15 (Comp.); “τὰ μὲν ῥάδια . . τὰ δὲ δ.Phld.Po.994.24. Adv. -λως hardly, with difficulty, Ev.Marc.10.23,al.
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