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εὖ , Ep. also
A.ἐΰOd.1.302, etc., cf. A.D.Adv.200.20: Adv. (prop. neut. of ἐΰς):—well, opp. κακῶς (as in Th.4.63), Hom., etc.
3. with passive or intransitive Verbs, fortunately, happily, in good case, “εὖ ζώουσιOd.19.79; εὖ οἴκαδ᾽ ἱκέσθαι safely, Il.1.19, cf. Od.3.188; “τοῦ βίου εὖ ἥκεινHdt.1.30; εὖ φρονῶν in one's right mind, A.Pr.387, etc. (but εὖ φρονεῖν εἴς τινας, τὰ σά, to be well-disposed towards, And.2.4, S.Aj.491); standing last for emphasis, “ἄνδρες γεγονότες εὖHdt.7.134; “νόμους μὴ λύειν ἔχοντας εὖId.3.82; “τελευτήσει τὸν βίον εὖId.1.32, cf. Th.1.71, Arist. EN1124b13, etc.: separated from its Verb, “εὖ πρᾶγμα συντεθένD. 18.144.
II. coupled with other Adverbs, esp. when qualifying nouns, adjectives, and adverbs, “εὖ μάλαOd.4.96, etc.; “ ἀορτὴ εὖ μάλα κοίληArist.HA514b22; “εὖ μάλα πᾶσαιh.Ap.171; “εὖ μάλα πολλάHeraclit.35; “εὖ μάλα πρεσβύτηςPl.Euthphr.4a; “μάλα εὖ καὶ κομψῶςId.Sph.236d; “εὖ καὶ μάλαId.Smp.194a (sed cf. CQ15.4); “κάρτα εὖHdt.3.150; εὖ . . πάνυ or πάνυ εὖ, Ar.Pl.198, Pl.Men.80b; “εὖ σφόδραNicostr.8, Philem.75.4; εὖ κἀνδρικῶς, εὖ κἀνδρείως, Ar.Eq.379 (lyr.), Th.656; καλῶστεκαὶ εὖ (v.supr.1.1); “εὖ τε καὶ καλῶςPl.R.503d.
III. as Subst., τὸ εὖ the right, the good cause, “τὸ δ᾽ εὖ νικάτωA.Ag.121; “τὸ γὰρ εὖ μετ᾽ ἐμοῦAr.Ach.661; the Good, final cause, “τὸ εὖ τεκταινόμενος ἐν πᾶσιν τοῖς γιγνομένοιςPl.Ti.68e; “τοῦ εὖ ἕνεκαArist.Sens.437a1, cf. eund.Metaph.1092b26: in Art, perfection, the ideal, “τὸ εὖ διὰ πολλῶν ἀριθμῶν γίνεταιPolyclit.2.
IV. as the Predicate of a propos., τί τῶνδ᾽ εὖ; A.Ch.338 (lyr.), cf. 116; εὖ εἴη may it be well, Id.Ag.216 (lyr.); εὐορκεῦντι μέμ μοι εὖ εἶμεν or εἴη, SIG953.9 (Calymna, ii B.C.), PEleph.23.19 (iii B.C.); εὖ σοι γένοιτο well be with thee, E.Alc.627, cf.Fr.707.
V. Interjection, well done! to cheer on dogs, “εὖ κύνεςX.Cyn.9.20; ahoy! ho! Lyr.Alex.Adesp.20.11; cf. εὖγε.
VI. in Compds., implying abundance (εὐανδρία), prosperity (εὐδαίμων, opp. κακοδαίμων), ease (εὔβατος, opp. δύσβατος): compounded only with Nouns and Adjs. (hence εὖ πάσχω, εὖ ποιέω are better written divisim, but εὐποιητικός implies εὐποιέω: v. ἀντευποιέω; εὐδοκέω is exceptional. (Replaced by καλῶς in later Gr., exc. in set phrases.)
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