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Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at

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P. and V. ἄσχολος (rare V.) (Eur., Or. 93); see industrious.

Full of work: P. ἔνεργος.

Over busy: Ar. and P. πολυπράγμων, P. φιλοπράγμων, περίεργος.

Be busy, v.: P. and V. ἄσχολος εἶναι, σπουδάζειν.

Be busy with, v.: Ar. and P. πραγματεύεσθαι (acc., or περί, acc. or gen.), διατρίβειν περί (acc. or gen., πρός, acc.), P. and V. σπουδάζειν (acc., or περί, acc. or gen.).

Manage: P. and V. πράσσειν (acc.).

Be over busy, v.: Ar. and P. πολυπραγμονεῖν, V. περισσὰ δρᾶν, πράσσειν τι πλέον (Eur., Frag.), Ar. and V. πράσσειν πολλά.

Shall I launch my host against them when busy with their meal? V. ἀλλʼ ἀμφὶ δεῖπνον οὖσι προσβάλω δόρυ; (Eur., Phoen. 728).

Busy oneself with, v.: P. and V. ὁμιλεῖν (dat.), ἅπτεσθαι (gen.).