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ἀμαθ-ής , ές, (μαθεῖν)
A.ignorant, stupid, Hdt.1.33, Democr.169, etc.; “ἔθνεα ἀμαθέσταταHdt.4.46; “ἀνὴρ πένης, εἰ καὶ γένοιτο μὴ .E. Supp.421, al., Ar.Nu.135; “. καὶ βδελυρόςId.Eq.193; “ἀμαθεστάτους πάντων ἀνθρώπωνAnd.2.2; “. τὴν [ἐκείνων] ἀμαθίανPl.Ap.22e; opp. δεξιός, Th.3.82; of animals, such as wild boars, unmanageable,θυμώδη καὶ .Arist.HA488b14: c. gen. rei, without knowledge of a thing, unlearned in it, “-έστερος τοῦ καλοῦE.Or.417; “λῃστείαςTh. 4.41, cf. 3.37; “. περί τινοςPl.Erx.394e; τι La.194d; “πρός τιLg. 679d. Adv. -θῶς ignorantly, through ignorance,ἥμαρτονE.Ph.874: Comp. -έστερον, τῶν νόμων ὑπεροψίας παιδεύεσθαι to be educated with too little learning to despise the laws, Th.1.84; “-έστερόν πως εἰπὲ καὶ σαφέστερονless learnedly, Ar.Ra.1445.
b. of moral defects, unfeeling, inhuman,. τις εἶ θεόςE.HF347.
2. of things, . παρρησία boorish freedom of speech, E.Or.905; . ῥώμη brute force, Id.Fr.732; “. δύναμιςPlu.Demetr.42; . φρόνημα barbarous pride, E.Heracl.459.
II. not heard of, unknown,. ἔρρειE.Ion916. Adv. ἀμαθῶς, χωρῆσαι, of events, to take an unforeseen course, Th.1.140.
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