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decline

Φοβοῦ τὸ γῆρας, οὐ γὰρ ἔρχεται μόνον -> Fear old age, for it never comes alone
Menander

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. and V. ἀπωθεῖν (or mid.), παρωθεῖν (or mid.), διωθεῖσθαι, οὐ δέχεσθαι, ἀναίνεσθαι (Dem. but rare P.), ἀρνεῖσθαι (Dem. 319), ἀπαρνεῖσθαι (Thuc. 6, 56), Ar. and P. οὐκ ἀποδέχεσθαι.

Avoid: P. and V. ἀφίστασθαι (gen.), εὐλαβεῖσθαι; see avoid.

Decline (an invitation): P. ἐπαινεῖν (acc.) (Xen.; cf. Ar., Ran. 508).

V. intrans. Not to be willing: Ar. and P. οὐκ ἐθέλειν, Ar. and V. οὐ θέλειν, V. ἀναίνεσθαι.

Sink, set: P. and V. δύνειν, δύεσθαι, V. φθίνειν.

Degenerate: P. ἐκπίπτειν, ἀποκλίνειν, ἐξίστασθαι.

Decay: P. and V. διαρρεῖν, ἀπορρεῖν, V. φθίνειν.

subs.

Consumption: P. φθόη, ἡ.