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ῥᾴδιος (ῥαιδ- correctly in early texts, PCair.Zen.367.20 (iii B.C.), etc., later ῥαδ-, Diog.Oen.10, etc.), α, ον: Ep. and Ion. ῥηΐδιος [ι^δ], η, ον, as always in Hom.; ῥῄδιος , η, ον, Thgn.574,577 (v. infr. B):—Degrees of Comparison: ῥᾳδιώτερος is cited from Hyp. by Poll.5.107, perhaps by error for ῥᾳδιέστερος, which occurs in Hyp. Fr.86, Arist.Pr.870b37 (as Adv.), Plb.11.1.1, 16.20.4. Adv.
A.-έσταταPh.Bel.96.33:—but the form ῥᾴων, ῥᾷον is more common, Th.5.36, etc.; Ion. ῥηΐων, ῥήϊον, (v. infr. B); Ep. “ῥηΐτεροςIl.18.258, 24.243, etc.; contr. “ῥῄτεροςThgn.1370; Dor. “ῥᾴτεροςPi.O.8.60 (ῥαΐτερον codd.); a form ῥᾴσσων in EM158.15: ῥᾳότερον, gloss on εὐπετέστερον, Erot.p.35 N.: Sup., Att. ῥᾷστος, η, ον; Dor. “ῥάϊστοςTheoc.11.7 (Adv.); Ion. and Ep. “ῥήϊστοςOd.4.565; contr. ῥῇστος Timo 67.2 (Adv.); Ep. ῥηΐτατος, v. infr. B. 111 fin.: (v. ῥᾶ, ῥέα, ῥεῖα):—easy, ready, and so easy to make or do, opp. χαλεπός (Arist.Rh.1363a23); ῥηΐδιόν τι ἔπος a word easy to understand and follow, Od.11.146, cf. h.Ap.534; οἶμος ῥηϊδίη an easy road, Hes.Op.292; ταχὺς γὰρ Ἅιδης ῥᾷστος ἀνδρὶ δυστυχεῖ, i. e. least painful, E.Hipp.1047: c. inf., τάφρος περῆσαι ῥηϊδίη easy to pass over, Il.12.54; ῥηΐτεροι πολεμίζειν ἦσαν Ἀχαιοί easier to fight with, 18.258; ῥηΐτεροι . . Ἀχαιοῖσιν ἐναιρέμεν easier for them to slay, 24.243; “οὐ ῥηΐδι᾽ ἐστὶ θεῶν ἐρικυδέα δῶρα ἀνδράσι γε θνητοῖσι δαμήμεναι20.265; ῥᾴονι ἂν ἐχρώμεθα τῷ Φιλίππῳ we should have found P. easier to resist, D.1.9.
b. also ῥᾴδιόν ἐστι it is a light matter, you think little of doing, “παρ᾽ ὑμῖν . ξενοκτονεῖνE.Hec.1247.
3. Adv. phrase, ἐκ ῥᾳδίας easily, Plot. 4.8.1.
II. easy-going, adaptable, “. ἤθεαE.Hipp.1116 (lyr.); in bad sense, reckless, unscrupulous, “. τὸν τρόπονLuc.Merc.Cond.40, cf. Alex.4; . τὼ ὀφθαλμώ having a roving eye, Alciphr.1.6; cf. B. 1.2, ῥᾳδιουργός.
2. ῥᾴων γενέσθαι to be easier, get better, of a sick person, Hp.Loc.Hom.34; ὡσπερεὶ . ἔσομαι shall feel easier, better, D.45.57; “ταῦτ᾽ ἢν ποιῇς, . ἔσειTheopomp.Com.62; “Εὐριπίδου μνήσθητι, καὶ . ἔσειPhilippid.18.
B. Adv. ῥᾳδίως, Aeol. “βραϊδίωςTheoc.30.27; Ep. and Ion. ῥηϊδίως, as always in Hom.; “ῥηδίωςHerod.7.69:—easily, readily, Il.4.390, al., Hes.Op.43, Hdt.9.2, etc.; in Trag. and Att. freq. ῥᾳδίως φέρειν bear lightly or with equanimity, make light of a thing, E.Andr.744, etc.; . προσίσταται ib.232; . ἀπολείπειν to leave not unwillingly, Th. 1.2; “ῥᾳδίως ἀπαλλάττοιντο αὐτῶνPl.Phd.63a.
2. in bad sense, lightly, recklessly, “. περὶ μεγάλων βουλεύεσθαιTh.1.73, cf. Pl.Lg.917b; ῥᾳδίως οὕτως in this easy, thoughtless way, Id.R.377b, 378a; “. τολμῶσι λέγεινLys.19.49.
3. of things, ταλάντου ῥᾳδίως ἄξιος easily, fully worth a talent, Is.8.35; οὐ . hardly, scarcely, Plu.Lyc.31, cf. 2.39b.
II. Comp., “ῥᾷον φέρεινTh.8.89; . ὀμνύναι κἀπιορκεῖν ὁτιοῦν nothing so easy, D.54.39; Ion. “ῥήϊονHp.Int.12; also ῥηϊτέρως, Id.Mul.1.1,26.
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