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ἠλῐ́θῐ-ος, Dor. ἀλ-, α, ον, also ος, ον Hdt.1.60: (ἤλιθα 11):—
idle, vain, χόλος Pi.P. 3.11; βέλος A.Ag.366(anap.); ὁδός Theoc.16.9.

II. foolish, silly, εὐηθίη Hdt.1.60; ἠλίθιον θάρρος θαρρεῖν Pl.Phd.95c; νόμος PThead.25.7 (iv A.D.); freq. of persons, E.Cyc.537, Ar.Ach.443, etc.: Comp. -ώτερος X.Smp.3.6: Sup. -ώτατος Ar.Ec.765; ἠλίθιόν [ἐστι] c. inf., Arist.Pol.1286a12, prob. in Antiph.58; also ἠλιθίων ἐστί is the mark of a fool, Phld.Po.5.32. Adv. -ίως, διακεῖσθαι Lys.1.10; οἰόμενοι Pl. Tht.180d, cf. Theoc.10.40: Comp. -ώτερον Jul.Gal.89a: neut. ἠλίθιον as Adv., Ar.Nu.872.

2. without sense, of the dead, Tab.Defix. Aud.43.7.