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Γηράσκω δ᾽ αἰεὶ πολλὰ διδασκόμενος -> I grow old always learning many things
Solon the Athenian

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. intrans.

Waste away: P. and V. μαραίνεσθαι, φθίνειν (Plat.), V. ἀποφθίνειν, καταφθίνειν, P. ἀπομαραίνεσθαι (Plat.); see pine.

Rot, fall to pieces: P. and V. τήκεσθαι (Plat.), σήπεσθαι, ἀπορρεῖν, Ar. and P. κατασήπεσθαι.

Met., pass away: P. and V. διαρρεῖν, ἀπορρεῖν, V. φθίνειν.

subs.

As opposed to growth: P. φθορά, ἡ, φθίσις, ἡ.

Dankness, mould: P. and V. εὐρώς, ὁ.

Rottonness: P σηπεδών, ἡ.

Rust: P. ἰός, ὁ.

Met., ruin: P. and V. διαφθορά, ἡ, ὄλεθρος, ὁ.