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ῥᾴδιος 1

I.easy, ready, easy to make or do, opp. to χαλεπός, Hom., etc.; ῥηίδιόν τοι ἔπος a word easy for thee to understand, Od.:—c. inf., τάφρος ῥηιδίη περῆσαι easy to pass over, Il.; ῥηίτεροι πολεμίζειν easier to fight with, id=Il.
b.also, ῥᾴδιόν ἐστι it is a light matter, you think little of doing, παρ᾽ ὑμῖν . ξενοκτονεῖν Eur.
II.of persons, easy, complaisant, Lat. facilis, commodus, Dem.:—in bad sense, reckless, Luc.
B.adv. ῥᾳδίως, epic and ionic ῥηιδίως, easily, lightly, readily, willingly, Hom., etc.; ῥᾳδίως φέρειν to bear lightly, make light of a thing, Eur., etc.
2.in bad sense, lightly, recklessly, rashly, Thuc.; ῥᾳδίως οὕτω in this easy, thoughtless way, Plat.
II.comp., ῥᾷον φέρειν Thuc.
III.Sup. ῥᾷστα, esp. in phrases, ῥᾷστα φέρειν Soph.; ὡς ῥᾷστα φέρειν Aesch.

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