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μέτριος 1 μέτρον

within measure, and so,
I.of Size, of average height, Hdt.; μ. πῆχυς the common cubit, id=Hdt.; so of Time, moderate, Plat.
II.of Number, few, Xen.
III.of Degree, holding to the mean, moderate, Hes., Eur., etc.:—of a mean or middle state, opp. to a high or low estate, Trag., etc.; τὸ μέτριον the mean, Lat. aurea mediocritas, Soph.; so, τὰ μέτρια Eur., etc.; —so, μ. φιλία a friendship not too great, id=Eur.; μ. ἐσθῆτι χρῆσθαι common dress, Thuc.; μετρίᾳ φυλακῇ not in strict custody, id=Thuc.; οἱ μέτριοι common men, the common sort, Dem.:—also, ὅσον οἰόμεθα μέτριον εἶναι just sufficient, Plat.
2.moderate, tolerable, Hdt., Soph., etc.; τὰ μ. moderate terms, Thuc.
3.of Persons, moderate, temperate, virtuous, Theogn., Eur.; μετριώτεροι ἐς τὰ πολιτικά Thuc.; μέτρ. πρὸς δίαιταν Aeschin.
4.proportionate, fitting, Xen.
B.adv. μετρίως, moderately, within due limits, in due measure, fairly, Hdt., Thuc., etc.; μ. ἔχειν τοῦ βίου to be moderately well off, Hdt.:—comp. μετριώτερον, Sup. -ώτατα, Thuc.
2.enough, sufficiently, Ar., etc.
3.modestly, temperately, Eur., Xen.:— to fair terms, Thuc.
II.the neut. μέτριον and μέτρια are also used as adv., Plat.:—with Art., τὸ μέτριον Xen.; τὰ μέτρια Thuc.

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