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βελτ-ίων, ον, gen. ονος, Comp. of ἀγαθός, better (not in Hom.), βέλτιόν [ἐστι] it is fitting, conuenient, Arist.Pol.1264b28; μανθάνειν βελτίονα [S.]Fr. 1120.5; ἐπὶ τὸ β. χωρεῖν improve, advance, Th.7.50; ἐπὶ τὸ β. ἐλθεῖν Din.1.65; ἄγειν ib.29; τὰ βελτίω προσδοκᾶν ἀεί Apollod.Com.9. Adv. βελτιόνως, ἔχειν Hp.Mul.1.2, cf. Pl.R.484a. [ῑ Att., but βέλτῐον Mimn.2.10.]