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Ἓν οἶδα, ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα –> I know only one thing, that I know nothing | all I know is that I know nothing.
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, Book 2 sec. 32.

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adjective

low of degree: P. and V. ταπεινός, φαῦλος, κακός, πονηρός, Ar. and P. ἀγεννής, V. ἀγέννητος, Ar. and V. δυσγενής.

obscure: P. and V. ἀδόκιμος. ἀφανής, ἀνώνυμος, P. ἄδοξος. V. βραχύς, βαιός, ἄσημος, ἀμαυρός.

dishonourable: P. and V. αἰσχρός, κακός, πονηρός, φαῦλος, μοχθηρός, κακοῦργος, ἀνάξιος, Ar. and P. ἀγεννής.

poor, humble: P. and V. ταπεινός, φαῦλος, μικρός, σμικρός; see poor.

shabby, worthless: P. and V. κακός, φαῦλος, εὐτελής.

stingy: P. and V. αἰσχροκερδής, φιλάργυρος, Ar. and P. φιλοκερδής, φειδωλός.

substantive

middle point: use P. and V. μέσον, τό.

strike the mean between the largest also smallest number of ships given: P. πρὸς τὰς μεγίστας καὶ ἐλαχίστας ναῦς τὸ μέσον σκοπεῖν (Thuc. 1, 10).

the golden mean: P. and V. τὸ μέτριον, τὰ μέτρια.

verb transitive

signify, with personal subject: P. and V. λέγω, λέγειν, φράζειν, εἰπεῖν, V. ἐννέπειν, Ar. and P. διανοεῖσθαι; with non-personal subject: Ar. and P. νοεῖν, δύναμαι, δύνασθαι, P. βούλεσθαι, σημαίνειν, φρονεῖν (Thuc. 5, 85), V. θέλειν (Eur., Hippolytus 865 and Supplices 1055).

Absol. with infin., intend: P. and V. βουλεύειν, νοεῖν, ἐννοεῖν, Ar. and P. διανοεῖσθαι, ἐπινοεῖν.

be about to: P. and V. μέλλειν.

mean to do (a thing): Ar. and V. δρασείειν (τι), V. ἐργασείειν (τι).

to whom their survival also success meant most: P.ἐκείνους σωθῆναι καὶ κατορθῶσαι μάλιστα διέφερεν (Dem. 321).