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χρηστός 1 verb. adj. of χράομαι like χρήσιμος

I.useful, good of its kind, serviceable, τινι Hdt., Eur.; of victims and omens, boding good, auspicious, Hdt.; τελευτὴ χρηστή a happy end or issue, id=Hdt.:— τὰ χρηστά, as Subst., good services, benefits, kindnesses, id=Hdt.; χρηστὰ συμβουλεύειν Ar. moral sense, good, opp. to μοχθηρός, Plat.; τὸ χρηστόν, opp. to τὸ αἰσχρόν, Soph.
II.of men, good, a good man and true; generally, good, honest, worthy, trusty, Hdt., Soph., etc.;—also like χρήσιμος, of good citizens, useful, deserving, Ar., Thuc., etc.
3.of the gods, kind, propitious, Hdt.
4.good, mild, kind, kindly, NTest.:—in bad sense, simple, silly, like εὐήθης, Ar., Plat.; χρηστέ Dem.
III.adv. -τῶς, well, properly, Hdt.

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