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μαλακός 1

I.Lat. mollis, soft, Hom., etc.; μ. νειός a fresh-ploughed fallow, Il.; μ. λειμών a soft grassy meadow, Od.; μ. παρειαί Soph.; σώματα Xen.: —adv., καθίζου μαλακῶς sit softly, i. e. on a cushion, Ar.
II.of things not subject to touch, soft, gentle, θάνατος, ὕπνος Hom.; μαλακῶς εὕδειν to sleep softly, Od.; μαλακὰ ἔπεα, μ. λόγοι soft, fair words, Hom.; μ. βλέμμα tender, youthful looks, Ar.; light, mild, ζημία Thuc. bad sense, of persons, soft, yielding, remiss, id=Thuc., Xen.:—adv., μαλακωτέρως ἀνθήπτετο attacked him somewhat feebly, Thuc.: —also faint-hearted, effeminate, cowardly, id=Thuc., Xen.; μαλακὸν οὐδὲν ἐνδιδόναι not to give in from want of spirit, not to flag a whit, Hdt., Ar.

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