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τερπνός , ή, όν, (τέρπω)
A.delightful, pleasant (Hom. only as v.l., Od.8.45), Thgn.1019 (= Mimn.5.3), Pi.O.6.57, al., A.Ag.143 (lyr.), etc.; “τερπνὰ παθώνTyrt.12.38; also in Prose, Democr.211; “πρὸς τὸ τερπνόνTh.2.53, cf. Pl.Cra.419d; τὰ τ. delights, pleasures, Isoc.1.21, X.Mem.2.1.23; τὸ τ. enjoyment, Metrod.Fr.47.
2. rarely of persons, αὑτῷ δὲ τερπνός to his own content, S.Aj.967; γέρων τ. Anacreont.37.1.
II. regul. Comp. “τερπνότεροςPhld.Oec.p.9 J.: Sup. “-ότατοςThgn.256; irreg. “τέρπνιστοςCall.Fr.256; Adv. -ιστα (or -ίστα[τα]) Id. in PSI11.1218c6.
III. Adv. “τερπνῶςThgn. 914, S.Fr.583.5.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 143
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.45
    • Isocrates, To Demonicus, 21
    • Plato, Cratylus, 419d
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 967
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 2.1.23
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 583.5
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.53
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