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λῆρος (A), ,
A.trash, trumpery, of what is showy but useless, “λήροις ἀναδῶν τοὺς νικῶνταςAr.Pl.589; “τραγικὸς λ.Id.Ra.1005; λῆρόν τε τἄλλ᾽ ἡγεῖτο τοῦ γνῶναι πέρι φύσεις ποιητῶν no good as connoisseurs of poets, ib.809; “λ. πάντα πρὸς τὸ χρυσίονAntiph.232.1, cf. X.An.7.7.41; λ. εἶναι δοκεῖ τὸ νόμισμα, φύσει δ᾽ οὐθέν mere trash, Arist.Pol.1257b10; a mere trifle, Pl.Phd.72c, Men.Epit.60; λ. ἐστι τἄλλα πρὸς Κινησίαν there's naught to compare with Cinesias, Ar. Lys.860; οἱ ποιηταὶ λ. εἰσιν useless, futile, Xenarch.7.1; “ποιητῶν λ.Cratin.306; “ἐμὲ μὲν λ. ἡγεῖσθαιPl.Chrm.176a, cf. Tht.176d, Luc. DMeretr.10.3; “λεπτοτάτων λ. ἱερεῦAr.Nu.359; λῆροι καὶ παιδιαί, of flute-playing at banquets, Pl.Prt.347d; λῆροι καὶ φλυαρίαι futile nonsense, Id.Hp.Ma.304b; “ὁδοὺς καὶ κρήνας καὶ λήρουςD.3.29; παροψίδες καὶ λῆρος side-dishes and suchlike trumpery, Alex.261.5; “παρεὶς λ. πολὺν ἀστακὸν ὠνοῦArchestr.Fr.24, cf. 35.7; as an exclamation, λῆρος nonsense! humbug! Ar.Pl.23, cf. Eub.41.8.
2. delirium, Hp.Epid.1.26.γ́ (as v.l. for παράληρος).
II. as Adj., silly, “ποιητήςLuc.Gall.6, cf. Rh.Pr.17. Adv. -ρως Tz.H.13.337. (Perh. derived fr. sq.)
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