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important

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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adj.

Of things: P. and V. μέγιστος, πολλοῦ ἄξιος, P. διάφορος. Of persons or things: P. ἀξιόλογος; see eminent. More important: P. and V. πρεσβύτερος (rare P.), Ar. and P. προὐργιαίτερος. They considered their own interests more important: P. τὸ ἑαυτῶν προὐργιαίτερον ἐποιήσαντο (Thuc. 3, 109). I think this is important for us: P. οἶμαι εἶναί τι ἡμῖν τοῦτο (Plat., Prol.353B). Pompous: P. and V. σεμνός.