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ἀριστερός [α^], ά, όν,
3. metaph., boding ill, ominous, because to a Greek, looking northward, unlucky signs came from the left, “. ἤλυθεν ὄρνιςOd.20.242.
4. awkward, erring, φρενόθεν ἐπ᾽ ἀριστερὰ ἔβας turnedst to the leftward of thy mind, S.Aj. 182 (lyr.); ἐπ᾽ ἀριστερὰ εἴληφας τὸ πρᾶγμα in a sinister sense, Com.Adesp.22.67 D.; τῷ ἀριστερῷ δέχεσθαι [λόγους] Plu.2.378b. (Prop. 'better', cf. ἄριστος; euphemism (cf. εὐώνυμος) to avoid ill-luck.)
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