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hand

Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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substantive

P. and V. χείρ, ἡ.

left hand: P. and V. ἀριστερά, V. λαιά, ἡ.

right hand: P. and V. δεξιά, ἡ.

on which hand? V. ποτέρας τῆς χερός; (Eur., Cyclops 681).

on the right hand: P. and V. ἐν δεξιᾷ, Ar. and P. ἐκ δεξιᾶς.

on the left hand: P. and V. ἐξ ἀριστερᾶς; see under left.

on either hand: P. ἑκατέρωθεν.

on the other hand, on the contrary: P. and V. αὖ, Ar. and V. αὖτε.

at the hands of: P. and V. πρός (gen.). ἐκ (gen.).

at second hand: see under second.

at hand, ready, adj.: P. and V. πρόχειρος.

near: use adv. P. and V. ἐγγύς, πλησίον, πέλας; see near.

be at hand: P. and V. παρεῖναι; see be present.

hand to hand, adj.: P. στάδιος; adv.: P. συσταδόν.

the battle was stubborn, and hand to hand throughout: P. ἦν ἡ μάχη καρτερὰ καὶ ἐν χερσὶ πᾶσα (Thuc. 4, 43).

offhand, off-hand, short in speech, adj.: P. βραχύλογος; on the spur of the moment, adv.: P. and V. φαύλως, P. ἐξ ἐπιδρομῆς, ἐξ ὑπογυίου.

get the upper hand: P. and V. κρατεῖν, νικᾶν, P. πλεονεκτεῖν; see conquer.

die by one's own hand: V. αὐτόχειρ θνήσκειν.

you dared not do this deed of murder with your own hand: V. δρᾶσαι τόδ' ἔργον οὐκ ἔτλης αὐτοκτόνως (Aesch., Agamemnon 1635).

made by hand, artificial, adj.: P. χειροποίητος.

lay hands on, v.: P. and V. ἅπτεσθαι (gen. ἐφάπτεσθαι (gen.), λαμβάνεσθαι (gen.), ἀντιλαμβάνεσθαι (gen.), ἐπιλαμβάνεσθαι (gen.), V. θιγγάνειν (gen.) (Xen. but rare P.), ψαύειν (gen.) (rare P.).

don't lay hands on me: Ar. μὴ πρόσαγε τὴν χεῖρά μοι (Lys. 893).

they ought to bear evidence against me with their hands laid on the victims: P. δεῖ αὐτοὺς… ἁπτομένους τῶν σφαγίων καταμαρτυρεῖν ἐμοῦ (Antigone 130).

have a hand in, share in, v.: P. and V. μετέχειν (gen.), μεταλαμβάνειν (gen.), κοινοῦσθαι (gen. or acc.), συμμετέχειν (gen.), V. συμμετίσχειν (gen.).

meddle with: P. and V. ἅπτεσθαι (gen.), V. ψαύειν (gen.), θιγγάνειν (gen.), ἐπιψαύειν (gen.); see touch.

lift hand against: see raise finger against, under finger.

put in a person's hands, v.: P. ἐγχειρίζειν (τινί, τι).

take in hand, v.: Ar. and P. μεταχειρίζειν (or mid.), P. and V. ἐγχειρεῖν (dat.), ἐπιχειρεῖν (dat.), ἀναιρεῖσθαι, αἴρεσθαι, ἅπτεσθαι (gen.); see manage, undertake.

having one's hands full, adj.: P. and V. ἄσχολος; see busy.

because they had so many dead on their hands already: P. διὰ τὸ συχνοὺς ήδη προτεθνάναι σφίσι (Thuc. 2, 52).

they began to get out of hand: P. ἤρξαντο ἀτακτότεροι γενέσθαι (Thuc. 8, 105).

keep a tight hand on the allies: P. τὰ τῶν συμμάχων διὰ χειρὸς ἔχειν (Thuc. 2, 13).

rule with a high hand: P. ἄρχειν ἐγκρατῶς (absol.) (Thuc. 1, 76)

those present carried matters with such a high hand: P. εἰς τοῦτο βιαιότητος ἦλθον οἱ παρόντες (Lys. 167).

hand in marriage: use V. γάμος, or pl., λέκτρον, or pl., λέχος, or pl.

a suitor for your hand: V. τῶν σῶν γάμων μνηστήρ (Aesch., P.V. 739).

give your sister's hand to Pylades: V. Πυλάδῃ δ' ἀδελφῆς λέκτρον δός (Eur., Orestes 1658).

verb transitive

P. and V. παραδιδόναι.

hold out, offer: P. and V. ὀρέγειν.

hand down: P. and V. παραδιδόναι.

hand in (accounts, etc.): P. ἀποφέρω, ἀποφέρειν.

hand over: P. and V. παραδιδόναι, ἐκδιδόναι, προστιθέναι.

give up: P. and V. ἀφιέναι.

hand round: P. and V. περιφέρειν.

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Dutch > Greek

hand = δάκτυλος, παλάμη

(Translation based on the reversal of Mijnwoordenboek's Ancient Greek to Dutch dictionary)