Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Adjectives and Adverbs.ἱκανοὶ ἡμᾶς ὠφελεῖν able to assist us X. A. 3.3.18, δεινὸς λέγειν, κακὸς βιῶναι skilled in speaking, evil in life Aes. 3.174, οἷοι φιλεῖν able to love D. 25.2, ἕτοιμοί εἰσι μάχεσθαι they are ready to fight X. C. 4.1.1, ἄρχειν ἀξιώτατος most worthy to govern X. A. 1.9.1, ὁδὸς . . . ἀμήχανος εἰσελθεῖν στρατεύματι a road impracticable for an army to enter 1. 2. 21, χαλεπὸν διαβαίνειν hard to cross5. 6. 9, ἐπινοῆσαι ὀξεῖς quick to conceive T. 1.70. So also after ῥᾴδιος easy, ἡδύς pleasant, δίκαιος just, ἀναγκαῖος necessary, ἐπιτήδειος suitable, ἀγαθός good, αἴτιος responsible for, μαλακός incapable of; cp. ὀλίγος 1063. After adverbs: κάλλιστα ἰδεῖν most splendid to behold X. C. 8.3.5.

a. Some of these adjectives take the infinitive by analogy to the related verbs, as πρόθυ_μος zealous (προθυ_μοῦμαι), ἐπιστήμων knowing how (ἐπίσταμαι).

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