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στενός 1 στένω

I.narrow, strait, Hdt., Eur., etc.; ἐν στενῷ, ionic στεινῷ, in a narrow compass, Hdt., Aesch. Subst., τὰ στενά the straits, of a pass, Hdt.; of a sea, Thuc.; also, στενή a narrow strip of land, id=Thuc.
II.metaph. narrow, close, confined, ἀπειληθῆναι ἐς στεινόν to be driven into a corner, Hdt.; εἰς στ. καταστῆναι Dem.
2.scanty, little, petty, Plat.—From old ionic forms στεινότερος, -ότατος, come irr. attic στενότερος, -ότατος: but reg. στενώτερος also occurs.

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