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Μολὼν λαβέ -> Come and take them
Plutarch, Apophthegmata Laconica 225C12

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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adj.

P. and V. μέλας, V. κελαινός, ἐρεμνός, μελάγχιμος; see dark.

Met., of crime, etc.: P. and V. αἰσχρός, Ar. and V. μυσαρός.

Of looks: P. and V. σκυθρωπός, V. στυγνός.

Black and deep: V. μελαμβαθής.

Black eye: P. and V. ὑπώπιον, τό (Eur., Frag. (Satyrical poem)).

Having black eye: Ar.: ὑπωπιασμένος; see under eye.

Black with leaves: Ar. and V. μελάμφυλλος.

v. trans.

Black a person's eye: P. τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς συνκλῄειν (Dem. 1259).

Black shoes: Ar. ἐμβάδια περικωνεῖν.

subs.

Colour: P. μέλαν, τό.

Negro: use P. μέλας ἄνθρωπος; see negro.