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χρηστότης , ητος, ,
A.goodness, honesty, uprightness,χρηστότητα ἀσκεῖνE.Supp.872; “μέγιστον ἀγαθόν ἐστι μετὰ νοῦ χ.Men.788, cf. 472.1; χρηστότητος εἵνεκα as a reward for honesty, Aristopho 14.4 (troch.), Timocl.8.17; “ποιεῖν χ.LXX Ps.13(14).3; ἀκολουθεῖ τῇ ἀρετῇ χ.) Arist.VV1251b33; σὴ χ., as a honorific address, PGiss.7.15 (ii A. D.), PLond.2.411.6 (iv A. D.), etc.
II. goodness of heart, kindness, Is.2.7 (but in depreciatory sense, soft-heartedness, Men. 579); “εὔνοιαν καὶ χ. παρέσχητοHdn.2.9.9; χ. καὶ φιλοστοργία, φιλανθρωπία καὶ χ., Plu.Agis17, Comp.Dem.Cic.3, cf. Luc.Tim.8, D.C. 73.5; “ χ. καὶ φιλανθρωπία τοῦ θεοῦEp.Tit.3.4, cf. Ep.Rom.11.22, al.; “χ. ἐθ᾽ ἡμᾶςEp.Eph.2.7; ποιεῖν χρηστότητα to show kindness, LXXPs.118(119).65; “πολλὰ τῇ χ. . . κτῶνταιPhld.Rh.1.262S.
2. simplicity, silly good nature, ἤθους ἀπλαστία μετ᾽ ἀλογιστίας, Pl.Def. 412e.
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