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άθλεύω

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander

English (Autenrieth)

(ἄϝεθλον): institute, or contend in, a gymnastic contest; ἐπί τινι, ‘in honor of’ some one; for άθλέω, toil, Il. 24.734.