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εὐτελ-ής , ές, (τέλος)
A.easily paid for, cheap, Hdt.2.86 (Comp. and Sup.), Pl.Cri.45a, etc.; slight, easy, Id.Lg.649d; τὰ εὐ. ἐν χειρουργίᾳ simple methods of treatment, BKT3p.24; εὐτελέστερα δὲ τὰ δεινά the danger would be more cheaply met, Th.8.46 codd. (dub.). Adv. -λῶς at a cheap rate, X.Smp.4.49; ἀγόρασον εὐ. Ephipp.15.1: Comp. -έστερον X.Cyr.8.3.46; -εστέρως Gloss.: Sup. -έστατα, σκευάσαι IG12.44.9; f.l. for εὐσταλέστατα, Hdn.2.11.1.
2. mean, paltry, worthless, of persons, “σηματουργὸς δ᾽ οὔ τις εὐ. ἄρ᾽ ἦνA.Th.491; of character, Arist.Pol.1272b41; opp. σεμνότερος, Id.Po.1448b26 (Comp.); “ὅστισ-έστατοςEup.189; “παιδισκάριονMen.338; “ἀνόητος, εὐ. ὑπερβολῇId.615; so of things, εὐ. βίος shabby, Pl.Lg.806a; of land, depreciated in value, PTeb.61(b).30 (ii B.C.); -εστέρα ἄσκησις paltry, requiring no exertion, X.Eq.Mag.1.16; “τἄλλα δὲ . . -έσταταPl.Com. 174.11, cf. Epin.1.4.
II. thrifty, frugal, “δίαιταX.Mem.1.3.5; “δεῖπνονPlu.2.150c (Comp.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 491
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1448b.26
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.86
    • Plato, Laws, 649d
    • Plato, Laws, 806a
    • Plato, Crito, 45a
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.46
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 8.3.46
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.3.5
    • Xenophon, On the Cavalry Commander, 1.16
    • Xenophon, Symposium, 4.49
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