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νήπι^ος , α (Sor.1.7, al.), Ion. η, ον, also ος, ον Lyc.638:—
A.infant, child, freq. in Hom., “νήπιον, οὔ πω εἰδόθ᾽ ὁμοιίου πολέμοιοIl.9.440; “νήπια τέκνα2.136, etc.; “βρέφος ἔτ᾽ ὄντα ν.E.Ion1399, cf. Andr.755, etc.; “νηπίους ἔτιId.Heracl.956; “τὸ ν.Pl.Ax.366d; “ἁρμόττουσα τοῖς ν. [πλαταγή]Arist.Pol.1340b30; ἐκ νηπίου from a child, from infancy,[τὸ ἡδὺ] ἐκ ν. ἡμῖν συντέθραπταιId.EN1105a2; “ἐκ νηπίωνPlb.4.20.8; “ἐκ ν. ἡλικίαςPFlor.36.5 (iv A.D.); infant in law, minor,ἐφ᾽ ὅσον κληρονόμος ν. ἐστινEp.Gal.4.1; of children up to puberty, “αἱ τῶν ν. ἐκλάμψιεςHp.Epid.6.1.4 (cf. Herophil. ap. Gal.17(1).826); but of the foetus in its early stage, Hp.Aph.4.1 (cf. Gal.17(1).653).
2. less freq. of animals, Il.2.311, 11.113; νήπια alone, the young of an animal, 17.134.
3. of plants, Thphr.HP8.1.7.
II. metaph.,
1. of the understanding, childish, silly, Od.13.237; “μέγα ν.Il.16.46, cf. Od.9.44; simply, without foresight, blind, Il.22.445; “ἀνὴρ ν.Heraclit.79, cf. Emp.11.1, Pi.P.3.82, A.Pr.443, Democr.76, etc.; “ν. ὃς . . γονέων ἐπιλάθεταιS.El.145 (lyr.); οὔτε πρὶν νήπιον, νῦν τ᾽ . . μέγαν no child before and now full-grown (i.e. in mind), Id.OT 652 (lyr.); of words, “νήπια βάζειςPi.Fr.157; “ἀντιτείνειν νήπι᾽ ἀντὶ νηπίωνE.Med.891; “μηδὲν εἴπῃς ν.Ar.Nu.105.
2. of bodily strength, like that of a child,βίη δέ τε ν. αὐτῶνIl.11.561.
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