Henry George Liddell; Robert Scott [1889], An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon (Trustees of Tufts University, Oxford) [word count] [middleLiddell02].
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ἀγαθός deriv. uncertain good, Lat. bonus:    Iof persons,    1in early times, good, gentle, noble, in reference to birth, opp. to κακοί, πατρὸς δ' εἴμ' ἀγαθοῖο, θεὰ δέ με γείνατο μήτηρ Il.; ἀγαθοὶ καὶ ἐξ ἀγαθῶν, Lat. boni bonis prognati, Plat.; with this early sense was associated that of wealth and power, like Lat. optimus quisque in Sallust and Cicero; esp. in the phrase καλοὶ κἀγαθοί (v. καλοκἀγαθός).    2good, brave, since these qualities were attributed to the Chiefs, Il.; ἀγαθὸς ἐν ὑσμίνῃ, βοὴν ἀγαθός, πὺξ ἀγαθός, etc., Hom.; ἀγ. τὰ πολέμια, τὰ πολιτικά Hdt., etc.;—also c. dat., ἀγ. πολέμῳ Xen.;—and, ἀγ. εἴς τι, περί τι, πρός τι Plat., etc.; lastly, c. inf., ἀγ. μάχεσθαι, ἱππεύεσθαι, good at fighting, etc., Hdt.    3good, in moral sense, Plat., etc.    4ἀγαθοῦ δαίμονος, as a toast, "to the good Genius," Ar.    IIof things,    1good, serviceable, Ἰθάκη ἀγαθὴ κουροτρόφος Od.; ἀγ. τοῖς τοκεῦσι, τῇ πόλει Xen.; c. gen., εἴ τι οἶδα πυρετοῦ ἀγ. good for fever, id=Xen.; ἀγαθόν ἐστι, c. inf., it is good to do so and so, Hom., etc.    2ἀγαθόν, τό, a good, of persons, φίλον, ὃ μέγιστον ἀγ. εἶναι φασι Xen.; ἐπ' ἀγαθῷ τοῖς πολίταις Ar.; τὸ ἀγαθόν or τἀγαθόν, the good, summum bonum, Plat., etc.; in pl., ἀγαθά, τά, the goods of fortune, wealth, Hdt., etc.; also good qualities, of a horse, Xen.    IIIinstead of the regular degrees of comparison, many forms are used,—comp. ἀμείνων, ἀρείων, βελτίων, κρείσσων, λωΐων , Epic βέλτερος, λωΐτερος, φέρτερος;— Sup. ἄριστος, βέλτιστος, κράτιστος, λώϊστος, Epic βέλτατος, κάρτιστος, φέρτατος, φέριστος.    IVthe adv. is usually εὖ: ἀγαθῶς in late writers.
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Henry George Liddell; Robert Scott [1889], An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon (Trustees of Tufts University, Oxford) [word count] [middleLiddell02].
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