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ἅπτεσθαι

Φιλοκαλοῦμέν τε γὰρ μετ' εὐτελείας καὶ φιλοσοφοῦμεν ἄνευ μαλακίας -> Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not makes us soft.
Τhucydides, 2.40.1

Greek > English (Woodhouse Verbs Reversed)

ἅπτεσθαι = (see also ἅπτω): affect, apprehend, attack, burn, graze, move, touch, traverse, apply oneself to, be on fire, busy oneself with, catch fire, embark on, engage in an enterprise, enter into, grasp with the mind, inlerfere with, lay hands on, make an impression on, meddle with, of disease seizing a person, oppose in words, set about, take hold of, take in hand, take in thought, trench upon

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