Ask at the forum if you have an Ancient or Modern Greek query!

delight

Ἔρως ἀνίκατε μάχαν -> O love, invincible in battle!
Sophocles, Antigone, 781

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

woodhouse 208.jpg

v. trans.

P. and V. εὐφραίνειν, τέρπειν, ax. and V. προσγελᾶν (Aesch., Eum. 253).

please: P. and V. ἀρέσκειν (dat. or acc.), Ar. and V. ἁνδάνειν (dat.), V. προσσαίνειν, Ar. προσίεσθαι.

delight in: P. and V. ἥδεσθαι (dat.), χαίρειν (dat., or ἐπί, dat.), τέρπεσθαι (dat.). εὐφραίνεσθαι (dat.), ἀγάλλεσθαι (dat.) (rare P.).

gloat over: P. and V. γεγηθέναι ἐπί (dat.) (Dem. 332, and Plat. but rare P.), ἐπιχαίρειν (dat.); see gloat over.

delight in (doing a thing): P. and V. ἥδεσθαι (part.), χαίρειν (part.).

subs.

P. and V. ἡδονή, ἡ, τέρψις, ἡ, χαρά, ἡ, V. χαρμονή, ἡ (Plat. also but rare P.), χάρμα, τό.

cheerfulness: P. and V. εὐθυμία, ἡ (Xen.).

concretely, of a person: V. χάρμα, τό, χαρμονή, ἡ.