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ἄθῡμος, ον, fainthearted, spiritless, once in Hom., ἀσκελέες καὶ ἄ. Od.10.463; κακὸς καὶ ἄ. Hdt.7.11; οὐ τοῖς ἀ. ἡ τύχη ξυλλαμβάνει S.Fr. 927, cf. OT319; of nations, opp. ἔνθυμος, Arist.Pol.1327b28: Comp. -ότερος Men.405.2; ἄ. εἶναι πρός τι to have little heart for it, X.An.1.4.9. Adv. ἀθύμως, ἔχειν πρός τι Id.HG4.5.4, cf. Isoc.3.58; ἀθύμως διάγειν X.Cyr.3.1.24; ἀθύμως πονεῖν to work without spirit, Id.Oec. 21.5; ὁδοὺς ἀ. τιθέντες discouraging their marches, A.Eu.770.

2. without anger or passion, Pl.R.411b, Lg.888a.