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τρυ^φερός , ά, όν,
A.delicate, dainty,αὐχήνBatr.66; “πλόκαμοςE.Ba. 150 (lyr.); χεῖρες, χρώς, σάρξ, AP5.65 (Rufin.), 150 (Mel.), 12.136; of a soft material, BGU1080.19 (iii A. D.); of almonds, Arist.Fr.277; of fish, tender, soft-fleshed, Xenocr. ap. Orib.2.58.5 (Comp.), Sor.2.15 (Comp.); of an infant, Id.1.82: “τὸ τ.dainty softness, Ar.Ec.901 (lyr.); “Θεσσαλικὸς δὲ θρόνος, γυίων -ωτάτη ἕδραCritias 2; “ὀθόνιαSor. 1.49; τελαμῶνες ib.83; “φύλλα -ώτεραDsc.2.161:—τρυφερόν, τό, name of a medicine, Gal. 12.757, cf. 844.
II. of persons, their life and habits, effeminate, luxurious, voluptuous, Ar.V.551 (Comp.), etc.; “ τ. ἸωνίαCall.Com.5 (anap.); “ τ. ΑέσβοςAntiph.174.5 (lyr.); “τ. βίῳ σύνεστινMen.Kith.Fr.1.9; “τ. τρόποιPl.Com.178: τὸ τ. effeminacy,ἐς τὸ -ώτερον μετέστησανTh.1.6. Adv., “ἀκολάστως καὶ -ρῶς ζηνArist. Pol.1269b23: neut. as Adv., “τρυφερόν τι διασαλακώνισονvoluptuously, Ar.V.1169; τ. καλέειν call softly, Theoc.20.7, cf. 21.18: Comp. “-ώτερονmore wantonly, D.C.60.31.
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    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 901
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