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εὔκολος , ον, (κόλον):
I. of persons, easily satisfied, contented with one's food, “ἘρμείαςAP9.72 (Antip.); “εὔ. τῇ διαίτῃPlu.Lyc.16; “τὸ εὔκολον τῆς διαίτηςId.Galb. 3: but, in earlier authors,
2. of the mind, opp. δύσκολος, easily satisfied, contented, good-natured, δ᾽ εὔ. μὲν ἐνθάδ᾽, εὔ. δ᾽ ἐκεῖ, of Sophocles, Ar.Ra.82, cf. Arist.Rh.1381a31: Sup., Max.Tyr.26.2: c. dat., εὔ. πολίταις at peace with them, Ar.Ra. 359; “εὔ. ἑαυτῷPl.R.330a; “εὔ. πρὸς τοὺς συνήθειςPlu.Fab.1: c. inf., “εὔ. φέρειν ἧττανId.2.629a. Adv. -λως calmly, “εὐχερῶς καὶ εὐ. ἐξέπιενPl.Phd. 117c, cf. Isoc.9.3 (v.l. -κλεῶς)“; εὐ. φέρειν τιArist.EN1100b31, cf. Anaxandr.53.4; “εὐ. ἔχεινLys.4.9; “εὐθύμως καὶ εὐ. ζῆνX.Mem.4.8.2; carelessly, “διειλέχθαιPl.Sph.242c: Comp. -ώτερον, ἀποθανούμεθαPlu.2.235c; -ωτέρως Steph. in Gal.1.294 D.; also -ώτερον κρατῆσαι more easily, Polyaen.5.13.2.
3. ready, agile, AP5.205.2 (Leon.); of soldiers, “ἐλαφροί, εὔ., εὐχερεῖςPoll.1.130; “τὴν ἀναπνοὴν οὐκ εὔ.Aret. SD1.15.
4. rarely in bad sense, easily led, prone, “πρὸς ἀδικίανLuc.Merc.Cond.40; -“ώτεροι ταῖς ὀργαῖςPlu.2.463d; “τὰ ἀνόητα καὶ εὔ.Philostr.VA3.28.
II. of things, easy, “οὐ γὰρ εὐκόλῳ ἔοικενPl.R. 453d, cf. Prm.131e: Sup. -ώτατοι Id.Lg.779e; easy to understand, LXX 2 Ki.15.3. Adv. Comp. -ώτερον more easily, Ph.2.211.
2. lithe, εὔ., ὑγρομελής, of the pyrrhich, Poll.4.96.
III. epith. of Hermes at Metapontum, Hsch.; of Asclepius at Epidaurus, IG4.1260.
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    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 359
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    • Isocrates, Evagoras, 3
    • Lysias, On a Wound by Premeditation, 9
    • Plato, Laws, 779e
    • Plato, Republic, 330a
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    • Plato, Phaedo, 117c
    • Plato, Sophist, 242c
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    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 4.8.2
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 1.15
    • Old Testament, 2 Samuel, 15.3
    • Plutarch, Fabius Maximus, 1
    • Plutarch, Galba, 3
    • Plutarch, Lycurgus, 16
    • Lucian, De mercede, 40
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 3.28
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