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Γηράσκω δ᾽ αἰεὶ πολλὰ διδασκόμενος -> I grow old always learning many things
Solon the Athenian

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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P. and V. ἄριστος, βέλτιστος, κράτιστος, V. φέρτατος, λῷστος (used in Plat., but rare P.), βέλτατος (rare), ἔξοχος. Vocative, also V. φέριστε (used once in Plat.).

Fairest: P. and V. κάλλιστος.

Be best, v.: V. πρεσβεύειν (Soph., Ant. 720).

We will do our best to prevent it: P. οὐ περιοψόμεθα κατὰ τὸ δυνατόν (Thuc. 1, 53).

The fort was built in the best part of the country for committing depredations: P. ἐπὶ τῆς χώρας τοῖς κρατίστοις εἰς τὸ κακουργεῖν ὠδοκομεῖτο τὸ τεῖχος (Thuc. 7, 19).

Have the best of it: P. περιεῖναι, πλέον ἔχειν.

To the best of one's ability: P. κατὰ δύναμιν. best, adv. P. and V. ἄριστα, βέλτιστα, κάλλιστα.

Best of all (closing a series of alternatives): P. and V. μάλιστα.

Dutch > Greek

best = κράτιστος

(Translation based on the reversal of Mijnwoordenboek's Ancient Greek to Dutch dictionary)