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φοβερός 1 φόβος

fearful, whether act. or pass.:
I.act. causing fear, dreadful, terrible, formidable, Hdt., Aesch., etc.; πλήθει φ. formidable only from numbers, Thuc.; c. inf., φ. ἰδεῖν, φ. προσιδέσθαι fearful to behold, Aesch., Eur.: τὸ ξύνηθες τοῖς πολίταις φοβερόν the terror habitual to the people, Thuc.
2.matter for fear, regarded with fear, οὐδὲ ὅρκος φ. id=Thuc.; φοβεροὶ ἦσαν μὴ ποιήσειαν they gave cause for fear lest . . , Xen.; τὸ φ. terror, danger, id=Xen.; φοβερόν [ἐστι] μὴ . . there is reason to dread that . . , id=Xen.
II.pass. feeling fear, afraid, timid, Soph., Thuc., etc.
2.caused by fear, panic, Thuc.; φ. φροντίδες anxious thoughts, Plat.
III.adv. -ρῶς, in both senses, Xen., etc.; comp., φοβερώτερον, Sup., -ώτατα, id=Xen.

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