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χείρων 1 irreg. comp. and superl. of κακός from Root ΧΕΡ, v. χερείων II

I.of persons, worse, meaner, inferior, Hom., etc.; σὺ μὲν ἐσθλός, ἐγὼ δὲ σέθεν πολὺ χείρων Il.: in moral sense, worse than others, a knave, Soph., Thuc., etc.
2.worse in quality, inferior, Il.; χ. εἰς τὴν ἀρετήν Plat.; χ. τὰ πολεμικά Xen.; c. inf., χ. ποιεῖν id=Xen.
II.of things, inferior, Il., Xen.
2.worse, more severe, νόσος Eur.; μοῖρα Plat.
III.the neut. is used, a Subst., τὰ χερείονα the worse advice, ill counsels, Il.: —ἐπὶ τὸ χεῖρον τρέπεσθαι, κλίνειν to fall off, get worse, Xen.
2.χεῖρόν τινι (sc. ἔστι or ἔσται) it is or will be worse for one, Od., Xen.; οὐ χεῖρον, in an answer, 'tis well, Ar. inferior degree, less, Xen., etc.
B.Sup. χείριστος, η, ον worst, Lat. pessimus, Plat., etc.: esp. οἱ χείριστοι men of lowest degree, Xen.

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