2. of persons, thin, lean, Hp.Aph.2.44, Theoc.10.27, etc.; “ἰσχνοὶ καὶ σφηκώδεις” Ar.Pl.561; “ἰσχνοὶ καὶ ἄσιτοι” Pl.Lg.665e; ἰ. ἕξεις a spare habit of body, Plu.Lyc. 17; of roots, “-ότεραι” Dsc.1.9,10; of the voice, ἰσχνὸν φθέγγεσθαι to speak thin or small, Luc.Nigr.11.
3. weak, feeble, “σφυγμός” Gal. 8.506.
4. reduced, of a swelling, “οὕτω ἂν τάχιστα ἰσχνὸν τὸ οἴδημα γένοιτο” Hp.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, “ἰ. χαρακτήρ” D.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. “ἰσχνόφωνος” 11.)