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ἄσμενος, η, ον, well-pleased, glad, always with a Verb, φύγεν ἄ. ἐκ θανάτοιο he was glad to have escaped death, Il.20.350, cf. Od. 9.63, Pi.O.13.74: freq. in Trag. and Att., ἄσμενος δὲ τἂν ..κάμψειεν γόνυ A.Pr.398; ἐκ θαλάσσης ἀσμένους πεφευγότας E.Hel.398; ἄ. αἱρεθείς Th.6.12; ἐκάθευδον ἄ. ἥκων ἐξ ἀγροῦ Lys.1.13; ἀσμένας εἰς τὸν λειμῶνα ἀπιούσας Pl.R.614e: freq. in dat., ἐμοὶ δέ κεν ἀσμένῳ εἴη glad would it make me ! Il.14.108; ἀσμένῳ δέ σοι ..νὺξ ἀποκρύψει φάος glad wilt thou be when night shuts out the light, A.Pr.23; ὥς σφι ἀσμένοισι ἡμέρα ἐπέλαμψε Hdt.8.14; ἀσμένῃ δέ μοι ..ἦλθε S.Tr.18; ὡς ἀσμένοισιν ἦλθες Ar.Pax582, cf. Pl.Cra.418c, etc. Adv. ἀσμένως gladly, readily, A.Pr.728, D.18.36, Alex.142, Timocl.14 (this Adv., which is common in later Greek, Act.Ap.21.17, etc., has sts. been substituted for the Adj., as in Th.4.21 (v. l.)): Sup. ἀσμεναίτατα (v.l. -έστατα) Pl.R.329c; -έστατα ib.616a (though the Adj. makes -ώτερος, -ώτατος, Hp.Art.8, cf. Phryn.PSp.18B.). (Not to be connected with ἁνδάνω, since there is no ancient authority for rough breathing ἁσμ-.)