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εὐτρα?́πελ-ος , ον, (τρέπω)
A.easily turning or changing, of the Athenians, Ael.VH5.13; nimble, of apes, Id.NA5.26; in earlier Gr. always metaph., λόγος εὐ. a dexterous, ready plea, Ar.V.469 (lyr.). Adv. -λως dexterously, readily, without awkwardness, Th.2.41.
2. of persons, ready with an answer or repartee, witty, Arist.EN1108a24, 1128a10; “εὐ. παρὰ τὰς συνουσίαςPlb.23.5.7; τίτθη εὐ. Jul.Or.7.227a: Sup., Plb.9.23.3.
b. in bad sense, jesting, ribald, Isoc.7.49; εὐτράπελόν ἐστι c. acc. et inf., it is ludicrous that . . , Plu.2.1062b.
3. tricky, dishonest, v.l. in Pi.P.4.105; εὐ. κέρδη time-serving arts, of flatterers, ib.1.92.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 469
    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1128a.10
    • Isocrates, Areopagiticus, 49
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.41
    • Polybius, Histories, 23.5.7
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.23.3
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 5.26
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 5.13
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