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ἀμαυρ-ός [α^μ], ά, όν ός, όν Pl.Com.1 D.),
A.dark, i.e.,
1. hardly seen, dim, faint, εἴδωλον . shadowy spectre, Od.4.824; “νέκυεςSapph.68; ἴχνος faint footstep, of an old man, E.HF124, cf. X.Cyn. 6.21; of the sun, “ἀχλυώδης καὶ ἀμαυρότεροςobscure, glimmering, Arist. Mete.367a21; of a comet's tail, ib.343b12, cf. Theoc.22.21.
2. having no light,νύξLuc.Am.32; “ὄψιςX.Cyn.5.26:—hence, blind, sightless, of man, S.OC1018; ἕπεο . . ἀμαυρῷ κώλῳ ib.182; ψαύσας ἀμαυραῖς χερσίν ib.1639; ἀμαυρά or “ἀμαυρῶς βλέπεινdimly, Hp.Acut. (Sp.)55, AP12.254 (Strat.), cf.IG14.2111.
3. of sound, dim, faint, Arist.Aud.802a19.
II. metaph.,
1. dim, faint, uncertain,κληδώνA.Ch.853; “σθένοςE.HF231; δόξα, ἡδοναί, ἐλπίς, Plu.Lyc.4, 2.125c, Arr. ap. Suid.; ζῷα-ότερα creatures of obscure kind, Arist.HA608a11; ἐντομαὶ -ότεραι less conspicuous notches, Thphr. HP6.2.5, cf. 6.7.1.
2. obscure, mean, unknown,-οτέρη γενεήHes.Op.284; “τυχηρὸν . . τιθεῖσ᾽ ἀμαυρόνA.Ag.466, cf. E.Andr.204; . ἀσθενής τε Pl.Com.l.c. Adv. -ρῶς obscurely, opp. ἀκριβῶς, Arist. Cael.279a29.
3. gloomy, troubled,φρήνA.Ag.546, Ch. 157.
III. Act., enfeebling (or perh. baffling, obscure), “νοῦσοςAP7.78 (Dionys.): Subst. ἀμαυρά, (sc. τελετή), = ἀμαύρωσις 1.3, PMag.Leid.W.6.21.
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