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χρεῖος , ον, (χρή)
A.needing, in want of,νῦν γὰρ εἶ χ. φίλωνE.HF 1337; πάντων . . χρεῖοι ib.51: abs., needy, poor,χρεῖος εἶ, ξένη, φυγάςA.Supp.202; “χ. ὢν οὐδὲν σθένειE.Fr.142; also in later Prose, “ἄνθρωποι χ. τροφῆςD.Chr.32.9; “λουτ ροῦ χρεῖός ἐστινLuc.Am.42, cf. Ph.2.98, etc., v. Moeris p.415P., Thom.Mag. p.400R.
II. useful,ἀνὴρ εἰς οὐδὲν χ.Anon. ap. Eust.218.8; χρεῖον οὐκ ἔχων ἀγωγῆς τοῦτον τὸν τρόπον holding this form of education unnecessary, Phld. Acad.Ind.p.79M.; ἐὰν . . χρ[ῖ] ον ἔχῃς (sc. ἔλαιον) dub. in POxy. 1665.16 (iii A. D.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 202
    • Euripides, Heracles, 51
    • Euripides, Heracles, 1337
    • Dio Chrysostom, Orationes, 32.9
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