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σεμνός 1 σέβομαι

revered, august, holy, awful:
I.properly of certain gods; at Athens esp. of the Furies, σεμναὶ θεαί or Σεμναί, Trag.; ς. τέλη their rites, id=Trag.
2.then of things divine, Hhymn., Trag.; ς. βίος a life devoted to the gods, Eur.; σεμνὰ φθέγγεσθαι εὔφημα, Aesch.; τὸ ς. holiness, Dem.
II.of human beings, reverend, august, solemn, stately, majestic, Hdt., attic
2.of things, Aesch., etc.; οὐδὲν ς. nothing very wonderful, Arist.; σεμνόν ἐστι, c. inf., 'tis a noble, fine thing to . . , Plat. bad sense, proud, haughty, Trag.: —in contempt or irony, solemn, pompous, grand, Aesch., etc.; σεμνὸν βλέπειν to look grave and solemn, Eur.; ὡς ς. οὑπίτριπτος how grand the rascal is! Ar.; ὡς ς. κατάρατος id=Ar.
IV.adv. -νῶς, Eur., etc.: comp. -ότερον, Xen.

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