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

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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adj.

Of skin: P. μέλας (Dem. 537), μελάγχρως, V. ἐρεμνός, κελαινός, μελάγχιμος.

Of colour generally: P. and V. μέλας, V. μελάγχιμος, κελαινός, ἐρεμνός.

Grey: P. φαιός (Plat.), ὄρφνινος (Plat.); see black.

Without light: P. and V. σκοτεινός, P. σκοτώδης, V. ἀμαυρός, λυγαῖος, κνεφαῖος, ὀρφναῖος, δνοφώδης, ἀνήλιος, ἀφεγγής, ἀναύγητος.

In shadow: P. ἐπίσκιος (Plat.).

It grows dark, v.: P. συσκοτάζει.

Met., obscure, hard to understand, adj.: P. and V. ἀσαφής, ἄδηλος, αἰνιγματώδης, V. δυσμαθής, ἄσημος, ἀξύμβλητος, ἄσκοπος, αἰολόστομος, ἐπάργεμος, δυστόπαστος, δυστέκμαρτος, δυσεύρετος, ψελλός, αἰνικτός; see obscure, ambiguous.

Secret: P. and V. κρυπτός, λαθραῖος, ἀφανής, κρυφαῖος, V. κρύφιος.

Keep in the dark, v.: P. and V. κρύπτειν (acc.), P. ἀποκρύπτεσθαι (acc.); see under keep.

Keep dark: P. and V. κρύπτειν, Ar. and P. ἀποκρύπτεσθαι (acc.).

Of looks: see gloomy.

subs.

P. and V. σκότος, ὁ or τό; see darkness.

March in the dark: P. σκοταῖος προσέρχεσθαι (Xen.).

He appeared in the dark: Ar. ἀνέφανη κνεφαῖος (Vesp. 124).