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

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adjective

friendly: P. and V. εὔνους, εὐμενής, φίλιος, ἵλεως (sometimes scanned as dissyllable), Ar. and V. φίλος, εὔφρων, πρόφρων, V. πρευμενής, P. εὐνοϊκός.

be favourable to, v.: P. and V. εὐνοεῖν (dat.), P. ἡδέως ἔχειν (dat.).

be favourable (of fortune): V. εὐροεῖν.

favourable to Athens: Ar. and P. φιλαθήναιος.

auspicious: P. and V. καλός, εὔφημος (Plato), εὐτυχής. V. δεξιός, εὐμενής, πρευμενής, Ar. and V. αἴσιος (also Xen. but rare P.).

obtain favourable omens in sacrificing. v.: Ar. and P. καλλιερεῖσθαι.

of wind: P. and V. οὔριος (Thuc. 7, 53; also Plato).

a favourable wind: V. οὖρος, ὁ (also Xen.), P. οὔριος ἄνεμος, ὁ.

if the wind is always favourable: P. ἐὰν ἀεὶ κατὰ πρύμναν ἱστῆται τὸ πνεῦμα (Thuc. 2, 97).

may our voyage be favourable: V. γένοιτο δὲ πλοῦς οὔριος (Soph., Philoctetes 779).

favourable for: P. and V. ἐπιτήδειος (dat.), σύμφορος (dat.); see suitable.

when after long negotiations they failed to get a favourable answer from the Athenians: P. ἐπειδὴ ἐξ Ἀθηναίων ἐκ πολλοῦ πράσσοντες οὐδὲν ηὕροντο ἐπιτήδειον (Thuc. 1, 58).