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ἐμβριθ-ής , ές, (βρίθω)
A.weighty, of ropes, Hdt.7.36; “. καὶ βαρύPl. Phd.81c; “-εστ έραν ποιεῖ τὴν πληγήνArist.PA690a19.
2. metaph., weighty, grave, dignified, “ἦθοςPl.Ep.328b; “φρόνημα δημαγωγίας -έστερονPlu.Per.4; “φύσιςId.Brut.1; τὸ . dignity, D.H.Amm.2.2; “. καὶ στερρὸς τὰ ἤθεαHp.Ep.11; σενὸς καὶ . Jul.Or.2.88a; οἱ -έστεροι the more sedate, opp. οἱ ὀξεῖς, Pl.Tht.144b.
3. weighty, cogent, “τεκμήριονPhld.Rh.1.46 S.; διάνοια ib.2.209 S. (Comp.). Adv. -θῶς, opp. εὐτελῶς καὶ ἐλαφρῶς, Id.Po.5.4.
4. in bad sense, heavy, grievous, Parm.8.59; “κακόνA.Pers.693; “τῆς ἀνάγκης οὐδὲν -έστερονS.Fr.757; difficult, Pl.Cra.407a (Comp.); burdensome, “φυλακήSIG731.8 (Comp., Tomi, i B. C.); of persons, vehement, Hdn.3.11.1.
II. Adv. -θῶς with severity, D.C.69.6; violently, Hdn.4.3.3: Comp. -έστερον φέρειν to bear with greater constancy, Pl.Phdr.252c.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 693
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.36
    • Plato, Phaedo, 81c
    • Plato, Cratylus, 407a
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 144b
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 252c
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 757
    • Plutarch, Pericles, 4
    • Plutarch, Brutus, 1
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 69.6
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