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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.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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subs.

Limit: P. and V. μέτρον, τό, ὅρος, ὁ.

Circuit: P. and V. περίβολος, ὁ, κύκλος, ὁ, περίδρομος ὁ (Plat.), περιβολή, ἡ, Ar. and P., περιφορά, ἡ.

Pair of compasses: Ar. and P. διαβήτης, ὁ (Plat.).

Fetch a compass, v.: P. περιβάλλειν, περιπλεῖν.

It is easy to pray, gathering together in a small compass all one's desire: P. εὔξασθαι ῥᾴδιον εἰς ταὐτὸ πάνθʼ ὅσα βούλεταί τις ἁθροίσαντα ἐν ὀλίγῳ (Dem. 33).

Within the compass of: P. and V. ἐντός (gen.).

v. trans.

Encompass: P. and V. περιβάλλειν, V. ἀμπέχειν, ἀμπίσχειν, ἀμφιβάλλειν, πυκάζειν; see cover.

Compass an object: P. περιβάλλεσθαι; see contrive, accomplish.

Compass (a person's) death: P. παρασκευάζειν θάνατον (dat.).

If, however, we compass not the death of Helen: V. ἢν δʼ οὖν τὸν Ἑλένης μὴ κατάσχωμεν φόνον (Eur., Or. 1149).

If we compass our wishes: P. ἐὰν κατάσχωμεν ἃ βουλόμεθα (Andoc. 6).

Include: see include.