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φθονερ-ός , ά, όν,
A.envious, jealous, of persons, σοφίης μὴ φ. τελέθειν grudging of wisdom, Thgn.770, etc.; “ὄψον λόγοι φθονεροῖσινPi. N.8.21; “φ. ταῖς ἑτέρων εὐτυχίαιςD.H.6.46: Sup., “ὀρνίθων -ώτατοςAP5.2 (Antip.Thess.). Adv., -ρῶς ἔχειν πρὸς τὰ παιδικά to be enviously disposed, Pl.Phdr.243c, cf. Isoc.15.302, X.Cyr.1.4.15, etc.
2. of the gods, jealous of those who abuse their gifts, or who enjoy unbroken felicity, “ φ. δαίμωνCorinn.4; “τὸ θεῖον πᾶν ἐὸν φ.Hdt.1.32; “ἐμοὶ αἱ σαὶ μεγάλαι εὐτυχίαι οὐκ ἀρέσκουσι, ἐπισταμένῳ τὸ θεῖον ὡς ἔστι φ.Id.3.40, cf. 7.46; φθονεραῖς ἐκ θεῶν μετατροπίαις by jealous changes of purpose, Pi.P.10.20; cf. “φθόνος1.2.
II. of feelings, etc., φ. γνῶμαι, ἐλπίδες, Id.I.1.44, 2.43; “ἄλγοςA.Ag.450 (lyr.); “ὀδύναS.Ph.1141 (lyr.); “φ. ὁδοίfull of envy, Id.Fr.353 (lyr.); “φ. τέχνηAnacreont.16.38.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 450
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.32
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.40
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.46
    • Isocrates, Antidosis, 302
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 243c
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1141
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.4.15
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 353
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 6.46
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