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στενός , Ion. στεινός , ή, όν, Aeol. στένος Alc.Supp.34 (dub. l.):—
2. Subst., τὰ ς. the narrows, straits, of a pass, Hdt.7.223; of a sea, Th.2.86, etc.; of the straits of Gibraltar, Str.3.5.5; so τὸ ς. the strait (Hellespont), Luc.DMar.9.1; “ἐπὶ ς. τῆς ὁδοῦX.HG7.1.29; also στενή a narrow strip of land, Th.2.99; τὰ ς. passes, defiles, Phld.Rh.1.334 S.
2. scanty, petty, Pl.Grg.497c; “ὑποθέσειςPlb.7.7.6; “ἐλπίδεςD.H.4.52; “ἐρωτήσειςPhilostr.VS2.30; small-minded, narrow-minded, in Adv. Comp., PGiss.40 ii7 (iii A.D.).
3. of sound and style, thin, meagre, Arist.Aud.803b24, Rh.1413b15; hard to pronounce, “συλλαβὴ ς. καὶ δύστομοςPhld.Po.2.15.—Choerob. in Theod.2.76 H., EM 275.50 say that στενός, like κενός, forms the Comp. and Sup. στενότερος, στενότατος, and these forms are explainable from Στενϝότερος, Στενϝότατος, which are implied by the Ionic forms στεινότερος, -ότατος στεινότερος occurs in Hdt.1.181, 7.175, στενότερος in IG7.3073.109 (Lebad., ii B.C.), Pl.Phd.111d, X.Cyr.2.4.3 with v.l.); and στενοτάτου is required by the metre in Scymn.922; the form στενώτερος is however found in Hp.VM22, Arist.PA675a35, al.
III. Adv., στενῶς διακεῖσθαι to be in difficulties, PCair.Zen.498 (iii B.C.), PTeb. 760.19 (iii B.C.), D.L.8.86, cf. LXX 1 Ki.13.6.
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