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wax

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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subs.

Ar. and P. κηρός, ὁ, κηρίον, τό.

(I tell you) that nothing has been securely sealed that you cannot break the wax: Ar. μηδὲν οὕτως εὖ σεσημάνθαι τὸ μὴ οὐχὶ τοὺς ῥύπους ἀνασπάσαι (Lys. 1198).

v. intrans.

Increase: P. and V. αὐξάνεσθαι, αὔξεσθαι, P. ἐπαυξάνεσθαι, Ar. and P. ἐπιδιδόναι, V. ὀφέλλεσθαι.

Flourish: P. and V. εὐθενεῖν, θάλλειν (Plat. but rare P.); see flourish.

Become: P. and V. γίγνεσθαι.