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σοφός 1

I.properly, skilled in any handicraft or art, cunning in his craft, Theogn., etc; of a charioteer, Pind.; of poets and musicians, id=Pind.; of a soothsayer, Soph., etc.
2.clever in matters of common life, wise, prudent, shrewd, ς. ἄνδρες Θεσσαλοί shrewd fellows, the Thessalians! Hdt.; πολλὰ σοφός Aesch.; μείζω σοφίαν σοφός Plat., etc.; τῶν σοφῶν κρείσσω better than all craft, Soph.; σοφόν [ἐστι] c. inf., Eur.
3.skilled in the sciences, learned, profound, wise, id=Eur., Plat., etc.; hence, ironically, abstruse, obscure, Ar., etc.
II.pass., of things, cleverly devised, wise, Hdt., etc.; σοφώτερ᾽ κατ᾽ ἄνδρα συμβαλεῖν things too clever for man to understand, Eur.
III.adv. σοφῶς, cleverly, wisely, Soph., Eur., etc.:—comp. -ώτερον, Eur.: Sup. -ώτατα, id=Eur.

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