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I.of things, empty, opp. to πλέως or πλήρης, Hom., Hdt., attic
2.metaph. empty, vain, κενὰ εὔγματα Od.; κ. ἐλπίς Aesch., etc.:—in adverbial usages, neut. pl., κενεὰ πνεύσας Pind.; διὰ κενῆς to no purpose, in vain, Ar., Thuc.
II.of persons,
1.c. gen. void, destitute, bereft, τοῦ νοῦ, φρενῶν Soph.; συμμάζων Eur.
2.empty-handed, Hom., Hdt., attic:— bereft of her mate, λέαινα Soph.: — empty of wit, empty-headed, id=Soph., Ar.
III.comp. and Sup. κενώτερος, -ώτατος, Plat., etc.

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