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μικρός 1

I.small, little, in point of Size, Hom., etc.; also in point of Quantity, Hes., Ar., etc. Amount or Importance, little, petty, trivial, slight, Theogn., Soph., etc.; σμ. τίθησι με makes me of small account. Soph.; οὐ σμικρὸν φρονεῖ id=Soph.
II.of Time, little, short, Pind., Ar., etc.; ἐν σμικρῷ (sc. χρόνῳ) shortly, Xen.
III.Adverbial usages,
1.regul. adv., σμικρῶς, but little, Sup. σμικρότατα, id=Xen.
2.σμικροῦ or μικροῦ within a little, almost, id=Xen., Dem.; in full, μικροῦ δεῖ or δεῖν, v. δεῖ II:—but μικροῦ πρίασθαι to buy for a little, cheap, Xen.
3.μικρῷ by a little, with the comp., Plat.
4.μικρόν and μικρά, a little, Xen., Plat.
5.with Preps.,
a.ἐπὶ σμικρόν but a little, Soph.
b.κατὰ μικρόν into small pieces, Xen.; so, κατὰ μικρὰ γενόμενοι id=Xen.:— also little by little, κατὰ μικρὸν ἀεί Ar.
c.παρὰ μικρόν within a little, παρὰ μ. ἐλθεῖν, c. inf., to be within an ace of doing, Eur.
d.μετὰ μικρόν a little after, NTest.
IV.besides the regul. comp. and Sup. μικρότερος, -ότατος, there are the irreg. ἐλάσσων, ἐλάχιστος, from ἐλαχύς, and μείων or μειότερος, μειότατος.

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