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τεχν-ικός, ή, όν, of persons, artistic, skilful, workmanlike, Epich. 171.11, Pl.Smp.186c, etc.; τ. περί τινος Id.Tht.207c; περί τι Id.La. 185e, etc.; εἴς τι ib.d; esp. of rhetoricians and grammarians, τ. λόγων πέρι Id.Phdr.273e; οἱ περὶ τοὺς λόγους τ. ib.a; ὁ τ. τε καὶ ἀγαθὸς ῥήτωρ Id.Grg.504d; Comp., more proficient in one's craft, Phld. Mus.p.74 K.; opp. θεωρητικός, practical, Arist.EN1180b20; τ. περὶ τὸν βίον Id.HA622b23 (Comp., v.l. Sup.); τ. τὴν ψυχήν Id.Pol. 1327b27; τ. ὄμματα Ael.VH14.47; τ. πόημα Phld.Po.5.20; τὸ τ. technical excellence, ib.2.55; τ. ἐνέργειαι, οἷον αὐλεῖν ἢ σαλπίζειν ἢ κιθαρίζειν Gal.6.323; later, οἱ τεχνικοί the grammarians, Sch.D.T. p.4 H.; ὁ τ. freq. of Hdn.Gr., Choerob. in Theod.1.142 H., al.; also of D.T., Sch.D.T.p.204 H.

b. φύσις = πῦρ τεχνικόν, Zeno Stoic.1.34; τὸν τ. νοῦν the mind of the Great Designer, Theol.Ar.58; δύναμίς τις ..ἣν ..τεχνικὴν εἶναι λέγομεν Gal.Nat.Fac.1.6.

2. artful, cunning, Plb.16.6.6.

II. of things, artificial, opp. αὐτόματος, Thphr. Lap.55; τ. ὕδατα an artificial water-supply, Gal.17(2).183. Adv. -κῶς ibid.

2. done by rules of art, technical, systematic, τοῦτο σοφὸν εὑρὼν ἅμα καὶ τ. Pl.Phdr.273b; ἡ περὶ τὸν πόλεμον ἀγωνία τ. Id.R.374b, cf. Euthphr.14e; πραγματεῖαι τ. Id.Grg.501b, etc.; ἡ τ. παιδεία Arist.Pol.1341b9; ἔχειν τὸ τ. περί τι to be technically employed upon .., Id.Rh.1355b35, cf. Ph.193a32.

III. Adv. -κῶς according to the rules of art, τ. εἰργας μένα, πεποιημένα, Pl.Chrm. 173c, Isoc.2.44; τ. ἐξηύρηται Pl.Euthd.303e; τ. ἔχειν Id.Phdr.271c; τ. πολιτεύεσθαι Isoc.3.52; ὁ δυνάμενος ..τεκμαίρεσθαι τ. Gal.18(2).257.