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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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subs.

P. and V. ἀπόκρισις, ἡ (Eur., Frag.).

Defence: P. ἀπολογία, ἡ.

Oracular answer: P. and V. χρησμός, ὁ, μαντεῖον, τό, Ar. and V. μάντευμα, τό; see oracle.

In answer to, prep.: P. and V. πρός (acc.).

Send an answer by letter: P. ἐπιστολὴν ἀντεπιτιθέναι (Thuc. 1, 129).

The answer to the letter was as follows: P. ἀντεγέγραπτο τάδε (Thuc. 1, 129).

v. trans.

P. and V. ἀποκρίνεσθαι (Eur., Supp. 516, Bacch. 1272), ἀντιλίγειν, ἀντειπεῖν, V. ἀνταυδᾶν, ἀντιφωνεῖν, ἀμείβεσθαι, ἀνταμείβεσθαι.

Retort: P. ὑπολαμβάνειν.

Answer on behalf of (another): Ar. ὑπεραποκρίνεσθαι (gen.).

Of an oracle: P. and V. χρῆν, ἀναιρεῖν.

Answer (a riddle): P. and V. λύειν, V. διειπεῖν; see solve.

Answer a knock: P. ὑπακούειν (absol. or dat. of pers.).

Answer (charges): P. and V. ἀπολογεῖσθαι (πρός, acc.) (cf. Eur., Bacch. 41).

Correspond to: P. and V. συνᾴδειν (dat.), συμφέρειν (dat.); see correspond.

Equal: P. and V. ἰσοῦσθαι (dat.), ἐξισοῦσθαι (dat.).

Suit: P. and V. ἁρμόζειν (dat.).

Answer for: see guarantee.

Defend: Ar. ὑπεραποκρίνεσθαι; see defend.

Answer to: see correspond to.

Resemble: P. and V. ὁμοιοῦσθαι (dat.), ἐξομοιοῦσθαι (dat.).

Obey: P. and V. πείθεσθαι (dat.).

Bid him sail home to answer the charges the city brought against him: P. κελεύειν ἀποπλεῖν εἰς ἀπολογίαν ὼν ἡ πόλις ἐνεκάλει (Thuc. 6, 53). V. intrans.

Succeed: P. and V. εὖ χωρεῖν, προχωρεῖν, ὀρθοῦσθαι, κατορθοῦν (or pass.), εὖ φέρεσθαι, καλῶς φέρεσθαι.

Turn out: P. and V. ἐκβαίνειν, P. ἀποβαίνειν; see turn out.