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ἀγαθός : good.—Hence (1) of persons, ‘valiant,’ ‘brave,’ κακὸς ἀγαθός, Il. 17.632; ‘skilful,’ ι?ητῆρ᾽ ἀγαθώ, Il. 2.732, freq. w. acc. of specification or an adv., βοήν, πύξ.—Often ‘noble’ (cf. optimates), opp. χέρηες, Od. 15.324.— (2) of things, ‘excellent,’ ‘useful,’ etc.; ἀγαθόν τε κακόν τε, ‘blessing and curse,’ Od. 4.237 ; ἀγαθοῖσι γεραίρειν, ‘honor with choice portions,’ Od. 14.441 ; ἀγαθὰ φρονεῖν, ‘wish one well,’ Od. 1.43; ‘be pure-minded,’ Il. 6.162 ; εἰς ἀγαθόν or ἀγαθὰ εἰπεῖν, ‘speak with friendly intent;’ εἰς ἀγ. πείθεσθαι, ‘follow good counsel.’
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