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ἐλάχιστος 1 Sup. of ἐλαχύς, comp. ἐλάσσων,

I.the smallest, least, οὐκ ἐλ. Hhymn., Hdt., etc.; ἐλαχίστου λόγου of least account, id=Hdt.; περὶ ἐλαχίστου ποιεῖσθαι Plat.
2.of Time, shortest, δι᾽ ἐλαχίστου [sc. χρόνου] Thuc.; δι᾽ ἐλαχίστης βουλῆς with shortest deliberation, id=Thuc.
3.of Number, fewest, Plat.
II.τὸ ἐλάχιστον, τοὐλάχιστον, at the least, Hdt., Xen., etc.; also ἐλάχιστα, Thuc., Plat.
III.there is also a new comp. ἐλαχιστότερος, less than the least, NTest.

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