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adjective

P. and V. ἀσθενής, V. ἀμαυρός.

physically weak: P. and V. ἀσθενής, P. ἄρρωστος, V. ἄναλκις, ἄναρθρος.

failing, limp: V. ὑγρός, ἔκλυτος.

be weak, v.: P. and V. ἀσθενεῖν, P. ἀρρωστεῖν.

weak in power: P. and V. ἀδύνατος, ἀσθενής.

of cities: also P. and V. μικρός, σμικρός.

the weaker party, subs.: P. and V. ὁ ἥσσων, ὁ ἐλάσσων.

soft, effeminate, adj.: Ar. and P. μαλακός, Ar. and V. μαλθακός (also Plato but rare P.).

foolish: P. and V. εὐήθης; see foolish.

poor: P. and V. φαῦλος, κακός.

small P. and V. μικρός, σμικρός, λεπτός, ἀσθενής, ὀλίγος.

hesitating: P. ὀκνηρός, ἀπρόθυμος.

having weak sight: see short-sighted.

the weak spots, subs.: P. τὰ σαθρά (Dem. 52).

I should find out, I think, where his weak points are: P. εὕροιμ' ἂν οἶμαι ὅπη σαθρός ἐστι (Plato, Euthyphro, 5B; cp. also Dem. 24).

know you what part of your tale is weakest? V. οἶσθ' οὖν ὃ κάμνει τοῦ λόγου μάλιστά σοι; (Eur., Ion, 363).

that where the wall was weak armed help might be forthcoming from near at hand: ὡς τῷ νοσοῦντι τειχέων εἴη δορὸς ἀλκὴ δι' ὀλίγου (Eur., Phoenissae 1097).

'tis sweet to empty a cup of this into a weaker draught: V. ἐπεισβαλεῖν ἡδὺ σκύφον τοῦδ' ἀσθενεστέρῳ ποτῷ (Eur., Electra 498).

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