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γέλοιος or γελοῖσς , α, ον,
A.mirth-provoking, amusing, once in Hom., Il.2.215 (in Ep. form γελοίϊος)“; χρῆμαArchil.79, cf. Hdt.8.25; “Αἰσώπου τι γ.Ar.V.566, cf. 1259; γελοῖα jests, Thgn.311; “γέλοια λέγεινAnaxandr.10, Alex.183; opp. σπουδαῖος, X.Cyr.2.3.1, Pl.Lg. 816d; “τοῦ ἀληθοῦς ἕνεκα, οὐ τοῦ γ.Id.Smp.215a; τὸ γ. the comic, Arist.Po.1449a34, al.; “τὰ γ. ἡδέαId.Rh.1371b35; of persons, facetious, “μισῶ γελοίουςE.Fr.492; “ἡδὺς καὶ γ.Aeschin.1.126; “γ. ἐστι καὶ βούλεταιPl.Smp.213c. Adv. “-οίωςId.Cri.53d.
II. ludicrous, absurd, “Ζεὺς γ. ὀμνύμενος τοῖς εἰδόσινAr.Nu.1241; “γ. ἔσομαι αὐτοσχεδιάζωνPl.Phdr.236d; γ. ἰατρός, διδάσκαλος, Id.Prt.340c, R. 392d; ἐπὶ τὸ -ότερον ὅμοιος a caricature, Arist.Top.117b17, cf. Po. 1449a36; of arguments, etc., paradoxical, Pl.Prt.355a, Tht.158e, etc. Adv. “-οίως, ἔχεινId.R.528d, cf. Arist.Mete.362b12.—In Smp.189b, Pl. confines γ. to signf. 1, γ. εἰπεῖν ἀλλὰ μὴ καταγέλαστα. (Att. “γέλοιοςA.D.Pron.50.5, but “γελοῖοςAel.Dion.Fr.101, and so cod. R in Ar.Ach.1058, Nu.1241. Some Gramm. expl. γέλοιος, = γέλωτος ἄξιος, γελοῖος, = γελωτοποιός, Ammon.p.38V., EM224.43; others reversely, Et.Gud., etc.: Suid. gives both views. Phlp. ap. Eust. 906.53 wrote γελοιός, = γελωτοποιός.)
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    • Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 126
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 1058
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 1259
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 566
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1449a.36
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1449a.34
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.25
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.215
    • Plato, Laws, 816d
    • Plato, Republic, 392d
    • Plato, Republic, 528d
    • Plato, Crito, 53d
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 158e
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    • Plato, Symposium, 213c
    • Plato, Symposium, 215a
    • Plato, Protagoras, 340c
    • Plato, Protagoras, 355a
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 2.3.1
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 1241
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, p.38V
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