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λωΐων , (λῶ), , , λώϊον, τό, gen. ονος; Att. λῴων , λῷον, A.Pers. 526; acc. sg. and neut. pl.
A.λῴωS.Ph.1079, Pl.Phlb.11b; acc. pl. “λῴουςS.Tr.736: also an o-stem λώϊος (Hdn.Gr.1.122, Thgn.800) from which come neut. pl. “λώϊαThgn.853, Theoc.26.32, and λῷα prob. in Thgn.96: gen. pl. “τῶν λῴωνIG12(9).1179.36 (Chalcis, ii A.D.):— more desirable, more agreeable, better, Hom. only in neut., πολὺ λώϊόν ἐστι, τόδε λ. ἐστι, Il.1.229, Od.2.169, al.; “τῷ σε χρὴ δόμεναι καὶ λώϊον ἠέ περ ἄλλοι σίτου17.417: as Adv., “γνωσόμεθ᾽ ἀλλήλων καὶ λώϊον23.109; “μετρεῖσθαιHes.Op.350; but “οὐκ . . ἄλλη τῆσδε λωΐων γυνήSemon. 7.30: also Comp. λωΐτερος, α, ον, also used by Hom. only in neut., “λωΐτερον καὶ ἄμεινονOd.1.376, 2.141: masc. in A.R.3.850, etc.: fem. in Call.Aet.4.1.7, AP5.111.6 (Phld.).—In Trag. λῴων was used generally as Comp. of ἀγαθός, A.Pers.526, etc.; “φρόνησιν λαβεῖν λῴωS. Ph.1079; “λῷον φρονεῖId.OT1038; “λῴους φρένας ἀμείψασθαιId.Tr. 736; “βίου λῴονος κυρῆσαιId.OT1513; “εἰς τὸ λῷον σὸν μεθέστηκεν κέαρE.Med.911: sts. also in Prose, “ἄμεινον καὶ λῷονPl.Lg.828a; “ἀμείνω καὶ λῴωId.Phlb.11b; “λ. καὶ ἄμεινονX.An.6.2.15, SIG398.41 (Cos, iii B.C.), 1044.4 (Halic., iv/iii B.C.), cf. Berl.Sitzb.1927.165 (Cyrene), etc.
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