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δεξιός , ά, όν,
A.on the right hand or side, opp. ἀριστερός, δ. μαζός, γλουτός, ὦμος, Il.4.481, 5.66, Od.17.462; τὸ δ. (sc. κέρας) the right of an army, X.Ages.2.9, etc.: freq. in adverb. usages, ἐπὶ δεξιά on or to the right,νωμῆσαι βῶνIl.7.238, cf. Hdt.1.51; “ἐν τῷ ἐπὶ δ. τοῦ ὀπισθοδόμουIG12.92.55; ἐπὶ δεξιόφιν (Ep. gen.) towards the right, Il.13.308; “χειρὸς εἰς τὰ δ.S.Fr.598, cf. Arist.Pr.943b29; “ἀπὸ τῶν δ.Id.Cael.284b28; “ἐν τοῖς δ.Ev.Marc.16.5; “ἐκ δεξιῶνHero Aut.26.4, Ev.Matt.20.21, al.; “ἐπὶ δ. χειρόςTheoc.25.18; “κατὰ δ. χειρόςArat. 707; “πρὸς δ.Hdt.7.69; “εἰς δεξιάPl.Ti.43b; δεξιά as Adv., Plb.3.82.9 (s. v.l.).
II. fortunate, esp. of the flight of birds and other omens, “δ. ὄρνιςIl.13.821, cf. Od.2.154, A.Pr.489, Michel727 (Ephesus); “ἀοιδὰν . . δεξιωτάταν ὀπαδόνPi.N.3.8; “βροντήX.Cyr.7.1.3. Adv. “-ῶςHdn.3.9.12.
III. Astron., northerly, Cleom.1.1.
IV. metaph., dexterous, ready, skilful, clever, Pi.I.5(4).61, Ar.Nu.428, 834, al., Th.3.82, etc.; “δεξιὸν ποιεῖνa clever thing, Antipho 1.19; “Εὐριπίδου δρᾶμα δεξιώτατονStratt.1; “δ. περὶ τὰς δίκαςPl.Hipparch. 225c. Adv. “-ιῶςAntiph.229.2; “δ. ἔχειν πρός τιPlu.2.660a; “δ. φέρεινin the right spirit, Phld.Lib.pp.18,41 O.: Sup. “δεξιώταταAr.Nu. 148.
V. courteous, kindly, Luc.Nec.13, Alex.57; “τὸ δ. καὶ ἐπιεικέςGal.14.296. Adv. -ιῶς ib.211. (Cf. Skt. dák[snull ]iṇas, Lat. dexter, etc.)
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