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ἄσμενος , η, ον,
A.well-pleased, glad, always with a Verb, φύγεν . ἐκ θανάτοιο he was glad to have escaped death, Il.20.350, cf. Od. 9.63, Pi.O.13.74: freq. in Trag. and Att., “ἄσμενος δὲ τἂν . . κάμψειεν γόνυA.Pr.398; “ἐκ θαλάσσης ἀσμένους πεφευγόταςE.Hel.398; “. αἱρεθείςTh.6.12; “ἐκάθευδον . ἥκων ἐξ ἀγροῦLys.1.13; “ἀσμένας εἰς τὸν λειμῶνα ἀπιούσαςPl.R.614e: freq. in dat., ἐμοὶ δέ κεν ἀσμένῳ εἴη glad would it make me ! Il.14.108; ἀσμένῳ δέ σοι . . νὺξ ἀποκρύψει φάος glad wilt thou be when night shuts out the light, A.Pr.23; “ὥς σφι ἀσμένοισι ἡμέρα ἐπέλαμψεHdt.8.14; “ἀσμένῃ δέ μοι . . ἦλθεS.Tr.18; “ὡς ἀσμένοισιν ἦλθεςAr.Pax582, cf. Pl.Cra.418c, etc. Adv. “ἀσμένωςgladly, readily, A.Pr.728, D.18.36, Alex.142, Timocl.14 (this Adv., which is common in later Greek, Act.Ap.21.17, etc., has sts. been substituted for the Adj., as in Th.4.21 (v. l.)): Sup. ἀσμεναίτατα (v.l. -έστατα) Pl.R.329c; -έστατα ib.616a (though the Adj. makes -ώτερος, -ώτατος, Hp.Art.8, cf. Phryn.PSp.18B.). (Not to be connected with ἁνδάνω, since there is no ancient authority for rough breathing ἁσμ-.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (20):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 23
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 398
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 728
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 582
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 36
    • Euripides, Helen, 398
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.14
    • Homer, Iliad, 14.108
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.350
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.63
    • Lysias, On the Murder of Eratosthenes, 13
    • Plato, Republic, 329c
    • Plato, Republic, 614e
    • Plato, Republic, 616a
    • Plato, Cratylus, 418c
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.21
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.12
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 18
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 8
    • New Testament, Acts, 21.17
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