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dark

κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες -> The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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adjective

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 (Plato), ὄρφνινος (Plato); see black.

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

in shadow: P. ἐπίσκιος (Plato).

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.

substantive

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

march in the dark: P. σκοταῖος προσέρχομαι, σκοταῖος προσέρχεσθαι (Xen.).

he appeared in the dark: Ar. ἀνέφανη κνεφαῖος (Vespae 124).

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