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εὐγεν-ής , ές, in Hom. εὐηγενής (q.v.), and in h.Ven.94 ἠϋγενής : (γένος):—
A.well-born, A.Pers.704 (troch.), S.OC728, etc.; “εὐ. δόμοςE.Ion 1540; τὸ μὲν ἐστίχθαι εὐγενὲς κέκριται being tattooed is esteemed a mark of nobility, Hdt. 5.6.
2. in Trag. etc. with the connotation noble-minded, generous (more prop. γενναῖος, cf. Arist.Rh.1390b22), S.Ant.38, Ph.874, etc.; διαφέρει φύσις γενναίου σκύλακος . . νεανίσκου εὐ. Pl.R.375a.
3. of animals, high-bred, “ἵπποςThgn.184, S.El.25; “λέωνA.Ag.1259; “ὄρνιθεςPlb.1.58.7; of plants, of a good sort, Ael.VH2.14; “ῥόαιEriph. 2.11; “πυροίGal.11.120; “βλαστοίGp.5.37.2: so in Comp., Eub.44; “φλέβες καὶ ἶνεςThphr. HP 5.1.7 (s.v.l., cf. εὐτενής)“; χαλκόςS.Fr.864 (v.l.): metaph., of a wife, “ὥσπερ εὐγενῆ χώραν ἐντεκνώσασθαι παρασχεῖνPlu.Cat.Mi.25.
4. of outward form, noble, δέρη, πρόσωπον, E. Hel.136, Med.1072; of style, “τὸ εὐ. τῆς λέξεωςAel.NA Epil.; “εὐ. ῥυθμοίD.H.Comp.18.
II. Adv. -νῶς nobly, bravely, “κατθανοῦμενE.Cyc.201, cf. Tr.727; “εὐτυχεῖνPlu.2.7f.
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