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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.

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gain: P. and V. κέρδος, τό, λῆμμα, τό.

benefit: P. and V. ὠφέλεια, ἡ, ὄφελος, τό, ὄνησις, ἡ, Ar. and V. ὠφέλημα, τό, V. ὠφέλησις, ἡ.

superiority: P. πλεονεξία, ἡ, πλεονέκτημα, τό.

to the advantage of, in favour of: P. and V. πρός (gen.).

have the advantage, v.: P. περιεῖναι, πλέον ἔχειν.

get the advantage of, v.: P. πλεονεκτεῖν (gen.), πλέον φέρεσθαι (gen.), πλέον ἔχειν (gen.).

take advantage of, v.: P. and V. ἀπολαύειν; (gen.).

use: P. and V. χρῆσθαι; (dat.).

derive advantage, v.: P. and V. κερδαίνειν ὀνίνασθαι.

have the advantage (benefit) of, v.: see benefit.

fight at an advantage: P. ἐκ περιόντος ἀγωνίζεσθαι (Τhuc. 8, 46).

it is a great advantage for him to be sole master of the whole position: τὸ εἶναι ἐκεῖνον ἕνα ὅντα κύριον… πολλῷ προέχει (Dem. 10).

tyrants have no such advantages: P. τοῖς δὲ τυράννοις οὐδὲν ὑπάρχει τοιοῦτον (Isocrates 15, C).

the borrower has the advantage of us in everything: P. ὁ δανειζόμενος ἐν παντὶ προέχει ἡμῶν (Dem. 1283).

we have many natural advantages in war: P. πρὸς πόλεμον πολλὰ φύσει πλεονεκτήματα ἡμῖν ὑπάρχει (Dem. 124).

what advantage is there? V. τί δ' ἔστι τὸ πλέον; (Euripides, Phoenissae 553).

what advantage will it be to the dead? P. τί ἔσται πλέον τῷ γε ἀποθανόντι; (Antiphon, 140.)

verb transitive

See benefit.