of Number or Quantity, few, little, scanty, small
, opp. to πολύς
, etc.; the governing body in Oligarchies was called οἱ ὀλίγοι
2.c. inf. too few to do a thing, Hdt., Thuc.
of Size, little, small
, opp. to μέγας
; ὀλίγον ἢ οὐδέν little
or nothing, Plat.
) in a small space, within small compass
:—also, ἐν ὀλίγῳ
) in a short time, suddenly
4.ἐν ὀλίγοις one among few
, i. e. exceedingly, remarkably
7.κατ᾽ ὀλίγον by little and little
; but the adj. often takes the gender and number of its Subst., κατ᾽ ὀλίγους few at a time, in small parties