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ἐπιδέξι^-ος , ον,
A.towards the right, i.e. from left to right:
I.. used by Hom. only in neut. pl. as Adv., ὄρνυσθ᾽ ἑξείης ἐπιδέξια rise in order, Od.21.141, cf. Pl.Smp.214b; περίιθι τὸν βωμὸν . Ar.Pax957; πίνειν τὴν . (sc. κύλικα) Eup.325, cf. Anaxandr.1.4, Critias 33 D.; without idea of motion, ἕστηκεν . Lys.Fr.94; sts. as two words, ἐπὶ δεξιά, opp. ἐπ᾽ ἀριστερά, Il.7.238, cf. Od. l.c.; “ἐπὶ δ. χειρόςPi.P.6.19, Theoc. 25.18; τὰ ἐπὶ δ., opp. τὰ ἐπ᾽ ἀριστερά, Hdt.2.93, 4.191, 6.33.
2.. auspicious, lucky, ἀστράπτων . Il.2.353.
II.. later as Adj., = δεξιός, on the right hand, X.An.6.4.1, etc.; τἀπιδέξια the right side, Ar.Av. 1493 (lyr.); “οἱ . ἄνεμοιArist.Pr.941b12.
2.. clever, dexterous, tactful, Aeschin.1.178, Arist.EN1128a17, Thphr.Char.29.4; λαβὴ φιλοσόφωνἐπιδέξιος διὰ τῶν ὤτωνZeno Stoic.1.64: c. inf., Arist.Rh.1381a34; “. πρὸς τὰς ὁμιλίαςPlb.5.39.6; “περί τιPlu.Aem.37, D.C.69.10: Sup., “Ἀφροδίτην -ωτάτην θεῶνPlu.2.739e: neut. pl. as Adv., ἐπιδέξια dexterously, cleverly, Anaxandr.53.5, Nicom.Com.1.27; elegantly, ἀναβάλλεσθαι . Pl.Tht.175e: Regul. Adv. “-ίωςErasistr. ap. Gal.7.539, Plb.3.19.13, 4.35.7, Corn.ND14, Plu.2.439e.
3.. lucky, prosperous, “τύχηD.S.8.4.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (18):
    • Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 178
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1493
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 957
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.93
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.191
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.33
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.353
    • Homer, Iliad, 7.238
    • Homer, Odyssey, 21.141
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 175e
    • Plato, Symposium, 214b
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 6.4.1
    • Theophrastus, Characters, 29.4
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.19.13
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.35.7
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.39.6
    • Plutarch, Aemilius Paullus, 37
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 69.10
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