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ἀφελ-ής , ές, (φελλεύς)
A.without a stone, even, smooth,διὰ τῶν ἀφελῶν πεδίωνAr.Eq.527.
II. artless, simple, of persons, S.Fr.723, D.Ep.4.11, Luc.DDeor.4.3; “εὔκολος καὶ .Plu.Cat. Ma.6; “ἀφελέστατοι τῶν πρότερονPhylarch.43; fraterἀφελέστατοςCic.Att.1.18.1; “. κατὰ τὴν ἐσθῆταPlb.11.10.3; also “. ἐντεύξειςId.18.49.4; . ψυχή simple, in good sense, IG14.1839. Adv. “-λῶς, ἔχεινPlb.38.7.4; “μετρίως καὶ . οἰκεῖνPlu.Pomp.40; naively, Cic.QF 1.2.3 (prob.); “πολλὰ . πιστεύσας ἀπώλεσενVett.Val.168.23.
b. in bad sense, bold, brazen, AP5.41 (Rufin.). Adv. -λῶς, παίζουσα dub. l. in Thgn.1211; “κατηγορίαν ποιήσασθαιAristid.2.116J.
2. Rhet., simple, not intricate or involved, opp. “ἐν κώλοις, περίοδοςArist. Rh.1409b16: generally, of style, affecting simplicity or artlessness,τὸ .D.H.Comp.22; “λέξις λιτὴ καὶ .Id.Dem.2; “φράσις ἰσχνὴ καὶ .Id.Pomp.2; “λέξις . καὶ ἄθρυπτοςPlu.Lyc.21; “ἀφέλεια -εστέραHermog.Id.2.12. Adv. -λῶς, γράφειν ib.10.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 1.18.1
    • Cicero, Letters to his brother Quintus, 1.2.3
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 527
    • Demosthenes, Letters, 4.11
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 723
    • Polybius, Histories, 11.10.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 38.7.4
    • Plutarch, Pompey, 40
    • Plutarch, Lycurgus, 21
    • Lucian, Dialogi deorum, 4.3
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Demosthene, 2
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 22
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Epistula ad Pompeium Geminum, 2
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