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πρακ-τικός , ή, όν, for or concerned with action, practical,λεκτικοὶ καὶ π. καὶ μηχανικοίX.Mem.4.3.1; “φιλότεχνοι καὶ π.Pl.R.476a; ζωὴ π., βίος π., Arist.EN1098a3, Pol.1325b16, etc.; αἱ π. ἀρχαί the principles of action, Id.EN1144a35; π. διάνοια, opp. θεωρητική, ib. 1139a27, cf. Metaph.1025b25, de An.433a18; -κή (with or without ἐπιστήμη) practical science, opp. theoretical, Pl.Plt.258e, 259d; “τὸ ἰαμβεῖον π.representative of action, Arist.Po.1460a1; “μέλη π.Id.Pol.1341b34; π. χρόνοι times appropriate for action, Vett. Val.96.28.
2. active, effective, τὸ -ώτατον τῆς δυνάμεως the most effective part, Plb.1.30.9, cf. 10.25.2; παρὰ θεῶν -ώτερος more effectual in carrying one's point with . . , X.Cyr.1.6.3; “περὶ τὴν πολιτείαν -ώτατοςPlb. 7.10.5: so of things, drastic, effective,ῥίζαDsc.3.54; also νεῦρα π. motor nerves, Gal.1.321: πρακτικόν, τό, spell, magical rite, PMag. Par.1.2359.
3. c. gen., able to effect, τῶν καλῶν, τῶν δικαίων, Arist. EN1099b31, 1129a8, etc.
II. Adv. “-κῶς, διακεῖσθαι πρός τιPlb.6.25.4; “ὠφελεῖνArchig. ap. Aët.9.28: Comp. “-ώτερονPlb. 5.18.7.
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