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βάναυσος [α^], ον, (for βαύναυσος, from βαῦνος, αὔω acc. to EM187.40, cf. βαναυσία: πᾶσα τέχνη διὰ πυρός, Hsch.; βαναύσων seems to be
II. τέχνη β. a mechanical art, handicraft, S.Aj.1121, Pl.Tht.176c(pl.); “β. ἔργονArist.Pol.1337b8; βαναυσόταται τῶν ἐργασιῶν ib.1258b37; β. βίον ζῆν a mere mechanic's life, ib.1278a21, 1328b39; “β. πόνοιPlu.Num. 14: hence,
2. vulgar, in bad taste, Arist.EN1123a19, Pl.Ep. 334b; of persons, Axiop.1.4. Adv. “-σως, προσβλέπεινunworthily, meanly, Phld.D.1.11.
3. later, fastidious, AP11.326 (Autom.), 12.237 (Strat.).
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    • Plato, Theaetetus, 176c
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1121
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