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εὐφυ^-ής , ές, (φυή)
A.well-grown, shapely, “μηροίIl.4.147; “πτελέη21.243; κλάδος, of ivy, E.Fr.88; “πρόσωπονId.Med.1198; “ὀδόντεςAlex. 98.20; “μαζοίAP5.55 (Diosc.); suitably formed, “πόδεςArist.PA691b15; χορείας εὐφυὴς βάσις well-ordered, graceful, Ar.Th.968 (lyr.).
II. of good natural disposition, X.Mem.1.6.13, al., Arist. EN1114b8, Thphr. Char.29.4; of horses and dogs, X.Mem.4.1.3 (Sup.), Jul. Or.2.87a.
2. naturally suited or adapted, “πρός τιPl.R.455b; “πρὸς τὰς τέχναςIsoc.4.33 (Sup.); “εἴς τιPl.Prt.327b (Sup.); “οὐκ εὐ. λέγεινAeschin.1.181; “εὐ. τὰ σώματα καὶ τὰς ψυχάςPl.R.409e; -“έστατος τὴν γνώμηνIsoc.9.41: rarely in bad sense, “εὐ. πρὸς ἀγονίανArist. GA 748b8. Adv., εὐφυῶς ἔχει c. inf., Id.Pol.1321a9; εὐ. ἔχειν πρὸς . . ib. 1303b8: Comp. -έστερον, ἔχεινD.61.42; also -εστέρως Hierocl. p.27A.
3. of place, well situated, Arist. PA666a14 (Sup.); of time, “καιρὸς εὐ. πρὸς σωτηρίανPlb.1.19.12. Adv. -ῶς, κεῖσθαι πρὸς . . , Arist. Pol.1327a33.
III. naturally clever, like εὐτράπελος, euphem. for βωμολόχος, Isoc.7.49, 15.284; σοφιστὴς εὐ. Alex.36.4, cf. 135.13; εὐφυής a man of genius, Arist. Po.1455a32, cf. Rh.1390b28; opp. γεγυμνασμένος, ib.1410b8; of hounds, Id.HA608a27 (Comp.). Adv. εὐφυῶς cleverly, skilfully, Pl.R.401c; “κολακεύεινAntiph.144.2; “ὀψοποιεῖνAlex.24.1.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (19):
    • Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 181
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 968
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1455a.32
    • Demosthenes, Erotic Essay, 42
    • Euripides, Medea, 1198
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.243
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.147
    • Isocrates, Areopagiticus, 49
    • Isocrates, Evagoras, 41
    • Isocrates, Antidosis, 284
    • Isocrates, Panegyricus, 33
    • Plato, Republic, 401c
    • Plato, Republic, 409e
    • Plato, Republic, 455b
    • Plato, Protagoras, 327b
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.6.13
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 4.1.3
    • Theophrastus, Characters, 29.4
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.19.12
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