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ψιλός 1

I.of land, ψιλὴ ἄροσις a bare corn-field, Il.; πεδίον μέγα τε καὶ ψιλόν Hdt.: c. gen., γῆ ψιλὴ δενδρέων land bare of trees, id=Hdt.:— ψιλὴ γεωργία the tillage of land for corn, opp. to γ. πεφυτευμένη (for vines and olives), Arist.
II.of animals, stript of hair or feathers, bare, smooth, δέρμα Od.; ἶβις ψιλὴ κεφαλήν bald on the head, Hdt.
2.generally, bare, uncovered, ψιλὸν ὡς ὁρᾷ νέκυν Soph.:—c. gen. bare of, separated from, ψιλὴ σώματος οὖσα [ἡ ψυχή] Plat. b. bare, stript of appendages, ψιλὴ τρόπις the bare keel with the planks torn from it, Od.; ψ. θρίδαξ a lettuce with the side-leaves pulled off, Hdt.; ψ. μάχαιραι swords without other arms, Xen.
III.οἱ ψιλοί (sc. τῶν ὅπλων) soldiers without heavy armour, light troops, such as archers and slingers, opp. to ὁπλῖται, Hdt., Thuc., etc.; τὸ ψιλόν, opp. to τὸ ὁπλιτικόν, Xen.; ψ. ἔχων τὴν κεφαλήν bare-headed, without helmet, id=Xen.
IV.ψιλὸς λόγος bare language, i. e. prose, as opp. to poetry which is clothed in metre, Plat.; also, ψ. λόγος is a mere speech, a speech unsupported by evidence, Dem.
2.ψιλὴ ποίησις mere poetry, without music, i. e. epic poetry, as opp. to lyric, Plat.:—but, ψιλὴ μουσική instrumental music unaccompanied by the voice, Arist.
3.Oedipus seems to call Antigone his ψιλὸν ὄμμα, as being the one poor eye left him, Soph.
V.adv. ψιλῶς, merely, only, Plut.

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