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περισσός 1 περί

I.beyond the regular number or size, prodigious, Hes.
2.out of the common way, extraordinary, uncommon, remarkable, signal, strange, εἴ τι περισσὸν εἰδείη σοφίης if he has any signal gift of wisdom, Theogn.; so, π. λόγος Soph.; οὐ γὰρ περισσὸν οὐδὲν οὐδ᾽ ἔξω λόγου πέπονθας Eur.
3.of persons, extraordinary, eminent, remarkable, esp. for learning, id=Eur.
4.c. gen., περισσὸς ἄλλων πρός τι beyond others in a thing, Soph.; θύσει τοῦδε περισσότερα greater things than this, Anth.; περιττότερος προφήτου greater than a prophet, NTest.
II.more than sufficient, redundant, superfluous, Xen.; περιττὸν ἔχειν to have a surplus, id=Xen.; c. gen., τῶν ἀρκούντων περιττά more than sufficient, id=Xen.:—often in military sense, οἱ π. ἱππεῖς the reserve horse, id=Xen.; π. σκηναί spare tents, id=Xen.; τὸ π. the surplus, residue, id=Xen. bad sense, superfluous, Trag.
3.excessive, extravagant, περισσὰ μηχανᾶσθαι to commit extravagancies, Hdt.; περισσὰ δρᾶν, πράσσειν to be over busy, Soph.
4.of persons, extravagant, over-curious, περισσὸς καὶ φρονῶν μέγα Eur.; π. ἐν τοῖς λόγοις Δημοσθένης Aeschin. Arithmetic, ἀριθμὸς περιττός is an odd, uneven number, opp. to ἄρτιος, Plat., etc.
B.adv. περισσῶς, extraordinarily, exceedingly, Hdt., Eur.; π. παῖδας ἐκδιδάσκεσθαι to have them educated overmuch, Eur.; also περισσά, Pind., Eur. a peculiar manner, remarkably, περισσότερον τῶν ἄλλων θάψαι τινά more sumptuously, Hdt.
4.τὰ περισσά in vain, Anth.
II.ἐκ περιττοῦ as adv. superfluously, uselessly, Plat.

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