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ἁβρός , ά, όν, poet. also ός, όν:—
A.graceful, delicate, pretty,παρθένοςHes.Fr.218; “παῖς, ἜρωςAnacr.17,65; “ἄβραι ΧάριτεςSapph.60; esp. of the body, σῶμα, πούς, etc., Pi.O.6.55, E.Tr.506; neut. pl., “ἁβρὰ παρηίδοςPh.1486; of women, A.Fr.313, S.Tr.523; . ἄθυρμα, of a pet dog, IG14.1647 (Lipara): of things, splendid,στέφανος, κῦδος, πλοῦτοςPi.I.8.65, O.5.7, P.3.110: of style, graceful, pretty,λόγοςHermog.Id.2.5; freq. with a notion of disparagement, dainty, luxurious; hence, ἁβρὰ παθεῖν live delicately, Sol.24.4, Thgn.474; a common epithet of Asiatics, Hdt.1.71, etc.; “Ἰώνων ἁβρὸς . . ὄχλοςAntiph. 91; “Ἀγάθυρσοι -ότατοι ἀνδρῶνHdt.4.104. Adv. “ἁβρῶς, ψάλλεινAnacr.17; “ὑμνεῖνStesich.37; βαίνειν step delicately, Sapph.5, E.Med. 831: neut. sg. as Adv., “ἁβρὸν βαίνοντεςE.Med.1164; neut. pl., “ἁβρὰ γελᾶνAnacreont.41.3, 42.5: Comp. “ἁβροτέρως, ἔχεινHld.1.17.—Chiefly poet., never in old Ep.; rare in early Prose, X.Smp.4.44, Pl.Smp.204c, Clearch.4. [α^ by nature, cf. E.Med.1164, Tr.820.]
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    • Euripides, Medea, 1164
    • Euripides, Medea, 831
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1486
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 820
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 506
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.71
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.104
    • Plato, Symposium, 204c
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 523
    • Xenophon, Symposium, 4.44
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