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χρήσι^μ-ος , η, ον, also ος, ον X.Mem.3.8.8, Pl.Grg.480b, R.333b: (χράμαι):—
A.useful, serviceable, first in Thgn.406; “εἰς ἀνάγκαν, ἔνθ᾽ οὐ ποδὶ χρησίμῳ χρῆταιS.OT878 (lyr.); τὸ χ. φρενῶν the excellence of . . , E.Ph.1740 (lyr.); “τὸ αὐτίκα χ.Th.3.56; “ διὰ τὸ χ. φιλίαArist.EN1159b13; “τὰ χ.Men.Mon.579; χ. εἴς τι useful for something, Hdt.4.109, Ar.Pl.493 (anap.), Pl.R.l. c.; ἐπί τι Id.Grg. l. c.; “πρός τιE.Hipp.482 (Comp.); “ἰδίᾳ ἑκάστῳ χ. καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ κοινοῦ ὠφέλιμαX.Cyr.6.2.34; “τοῦτ᾽ οὖν τί ἐστι χρήσιμον;Ar.Nu.202; χρήσιμόν ἐστι, c. inf., Id.Av.382 (troch.).
2. of persons, serviceable, useful, S.Aj.410, D.20.7, etc.; Comp. “-ώτεροςPl.Lg.819c: esp., like χρηστός, a good and useful citizen,χ. πόλειE.Or.910; “χ. πολίτηςEup.118; “χ. τινιIs.Fr.16.1; “ἐπί τιD.25.31; τοὺς εὐπόρους δεῖ χ. αὑτοὺς παρέχειν τοῖς πολίταις to show themselves useful, serviceable to the state, Id.42.22, cf. E.Supp.887, Is.Fr.10.1 (Comp.); τοῖς σώμασι -ώτεροι more able-bodied, X.Lac.5.9; opp. ἀργαλέος τὴν ὄψιν, Aeschin.1.61.
3. used, made use of, τέμενος -ώτατον a muchfrequented sanctuary, dub. in Hdt.2.178.
4. χρησίμη διαθήκη an available (i.e. authentic) will, Is.6.30.
5. νομίσματα οὐ χρήσιμα ἔξω money that will not pass abroad, X.Vect.3.2.
II. Adv., -μως ἔχειν to be serviceable, Th.3.44, X.Cyr.8.5.9; χ. τινὶ σωθῆναι with advantage to him, Th.5.91, cf. J.BJ6.2.9; “τὰ -μως λεγόμεναPlu. 2.36d.
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