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Headword: *)elafrota/tous
Adler number: epsilon,758
Translated headword: most gentle, very gentle
Vetting Status: high
The ancients say the word in praise, meaning most/very mild; the opposite of most/very stern and most/very arrogant.
Greek Original:
*)elafrota/tous: e)n e)pai/nw| le/gousi to\ o)/noma oi( palaioi/: a)nti\ tou= praota/tous, kata\ to\ e)nanti/on tou= baruta/tou kai\ fortikwta/tou.
Accusative plural, masculine, of the superlative of the adjective e)lafro/s. The passage which occasioned the comment (as Harpokration s.v. shows) is Isocrates 12.31.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 November 2000@07:24:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 9 September 2002@01:23:43.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 9 September 2002@04:44:10.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 6 July 2011@10:18:07.


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