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attempt

τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. and V. ἐπιχειρεῖν (dat.), ἐγχειριῖν (dat.), ἅπτεσθαι (gen.); see undertake. Absol.: P. and V. ἐπιχειρεῖν (infin.), ἐγχειρεῖν (infin.), πειρᾶν or mid. (infin.).

subs.

P. and V. πεῖρα, ἡ, ἐγχείρημα, τό, P. ἐπιχείρημα, τό, ἐπιχείρησις, ἡ, ἐπιβολή, ἡ.

Daring attempt: P. and V. τόλμημα, τό, κινδύνευμα, τό, V. τόλμα, ἡ.

Preliminary attempt: P. πρόπειρα, ἡ.

Make an attempt on (a fortified place, etc.): P. πειρᾶν or mid. (gen.), ἀποπειρᾶν (gen.).