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γέλως γελάω

I.laughter, γέλωι ἔκθανον they were like to die with laughing, Od.; γέλωτα ποιεῖν, κινεῖν, etc., Xen.;— κατέχειν γέλωτα to restrain one's laughter, id=Xen.; γέλωτα ὀφλεῖν to incur laughter, Eur.; ἐπὶ γέλωτι to provoke laughter, Hdt., Ar.; γέλωτος ἄξια ridiculous, Eur.
II.occasion of laughter, matter for laughter, γ. γίγνομαί τινι Soph.

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