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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

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P. and V. καιρός, ὁ, ὥρα, ἡ. If there be any occasion (need): P. ἤν τι δέῃ. On occasions: P. ἐπὶ καιρῶν. On many occasions: P. ἐπὶ πολλῶν; see often. Occasion for, fitting time for: P. and V. καιρός, ὁ (gen.), ὥρα, ἡ (gen.), ἀκμή, ἡ (gen.). Pretext for: P. and V. ἀφορμή, ἡ (gen.); see pretext. There is no occasion for: P. and V. οὐδὲν δεῖ (gen.). There is no occasion to: P. and V. οὐ δεῖ (infin.). v. trans. Produce, cause: P. and V. ποιεῖν, γεννᾶν, P. ἀπεργάζεσθαι; see cause. Set in motion: P. and V. κινεῖν.