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delicacy

Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

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fastidiousness: P. and V. τρυφή, ἡ, ἁβρότης, ἡ (Plato), χλιδή, ἡ (Plato).

effeminacy: P. μαλακία, ἡ.

fineness (of texture, etc.): P. λεπτότης, ἡ.

scruple: P. and V. ὄκνος, ὁ; see scruple.

tenderness, softness: P. ἁπαλότης, ἡ (Plato).

tact: P. φιλανθρωπία, ἡ.

weakness: P. and V. ἀσθένεια, ἡ (rare V.), P. ἀρρωστία, ἡ.

delicacies (in eating): P. εὐπαθεῖαι, αἱ (Plato, Republic 404D), P. and V. ὄψον, τό (Aesch., Fragment).