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gentle

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.

P. and V. πρᾶος, ἤπιος, φιλάνθρωπος, ἥμερος, ἐπιεικής, V. πρευμενής, πέπων. Soft: Ar. and P. μαλακός, Ar. and V. μαλθακός, P. and V. λεῖος (Plat.). Quiet: P. and V. ἥσυχος, ἡσυχαῖος (Plat.), P. ἡσύχιος, ἠρεμαῖος. Moderate: P. and V. μέτριος. On a gentle slope: P. ἐν ἠρέμα προσάντει (Plat., Phaedr. 230C). Of motion: P. and V. ἥσυχος. Of gentle birth: P. and V. γενναῖος, εὐγενής (Plat. and Thuc.), Ar. and V. ἐσθλός.