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ἰσχνός , ή, όν,
A.dry, withered, “φυλλεῖαAr.Ach.469; . τυρός, opp. χλωρός, Poll.6.48, POxy.1338 (v A.D.).
2. of persons, thin, lean, Hp.Aph.2.44, Theoc.10.27, etc.; “ἰσχνοὶ καὶ σφηκώδειςAr.Pl.561; “ἰσχνοὶ καὶ ἄσιτοιPl.Lg.665e; . ἕξεις a spare habit of body, Plu.Lyc. 17; of roots, “-ότεραιDsc.1.9,10; of the voice, ἰσχνὸν φθέγγεσθαι to speak thin or small, Luc.Nigr.11.
3. weak, feeble, “σφυγμόςGal. 8.506.
4. reduced, of a swelling, “οὕτω ἂν τάχιστα ἰσχνὸν τὸ οἴδημα γένοιτοHp.Fract.21, cf. Epid.4.26. Adv. -νῶς, ἑστηκώς without external swelling, Id.Coac.481.
5. light, thin, of clothing materials, POxy.1535 B9 (ii/iii A.D.), etc.:metaph., of style, spare, plain, unadorned, “. χαρακτήρD.H.Pomp.2, cf. Demetr.Eloc.190, Quint. 12.10.58, Plu.2.42d. Adv. -νῶς, εἰπεῖν to speak plainly, Plb.1.2.6; -νῶς ἰδεῖν τὴν ἀρετήν dub.l. in Lycurg.80. (Perh. cogn. with Lat. vescus: a connexion with ἴσχω was imagined by the Greeks; cf. “ἰσχνόφωνος11.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 469
    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 561
    • Lycurgus, Against Leocrates, 11
    • Lycurgus, Against Leocrates, 80
    • Plato, Laws, 665e
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.2.6
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 2.44
    • Hippocrates, De fracturis, 21
    • Plutarch, Lycurgus, 17
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Epistula ad Pompeium Geminum, 2
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