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ἀγα^νός , ή, όν ἀγα_νοῖσιν is corrupt in Il.Parv.6), poet. Adj.
A.mild, gentle, of persons or their words and acts, “. καὶ ἤπιος ἔστω σκηπτοῦχος βασιλεύςOd.2.230, 5.8; “. ἐπέεσσινIl.2.164, 180, etc.; “μύθοις .Od.15.53; “εὐχωλῇςIl.9.499, Od.13.357; “δώροισιIl.9.113; “ἈτθίςSapph.Supp.25.15; “λόγοιςPi.P.4.101; ὀφρύι ib.9.38; Trag. only in A.Ag.101; “αὐλῶν ἀγαναὶ φωναίMnesim.4.56.
2. in Hom. freq. of the shafts of Apollo and Artemis, as bringing an easy death,ἀλλ᾽ ὅτε γηράσκωσι . . , Ἀπόλλων Ἀρτέμιδι ξὺν οἷς ἀγανοῖς βελέεσσιν ἐποιχόμενος κατέπεφνενOd.15.411, cf. 3.280, Il.24.759, etc.: Sup. “ἀγανώτατοςHes.Th.408, Pi.Fr.149, Them.Or.20.234a. Adv. “-νῶςAnacr.51.1, E.IA601: Comp. “ἀγανώτερον, βλέπεινAr. Lys.886.—Poet. and late Prose, Them.l.c.
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