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deny

Ἓν οἶδα, ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα –> I know only one thing, that I know nothing | all I know is that I know nothing.
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, Book 2 sec. 32.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans. or absol.

P. and V. ἀρνεῖσθαι, ἀπαρνεῖσθαι, ἐξαρνεῖσθαι, V. καταρνεῖσθαι, ἄπαρνος καθίστασθαι (gen.), Ar. and P. ἔξαρνος εἶναι (acc. or absol.).

Say no: P. and V. οὐ φάναι, οὐ φάσκειν, ἀποφάναι.

Deny on oath: P. and V. ἀπομνύναι, ἐξομνύναι (or mid.).

Disown: P. and V. ἀπειπεῖν, ἀπαξιοῦν (Eur., El. 256), ἀναίνεσθαι (Dem. but rare P.), V. ἀπεύχεσθαι (Aesch., Eum. 608).

Grudge, refuse: P. and V. φθονεῖν (gen., V. also acc.).

Surely the fairest of women. Who will deny it? V. πῶς δʼ οὐκ ἀρίστη; τίς δʼ ἐναντιώσεται (Eur., Alc. 152).

None of those things are denied by me: V. ἐμοὶ δὲ τούτων οὐδέν ἐστʼ ἀρνήσιμον (Soph., Phil. 74).

Lo, I stretch forth (my hand), and nothing shall be denied (i. e., refused): V. ἰδοὺ προτείνω, κουδὲν ἀντειρήσεται (Soph., Trach. 1184).

The ship shall take you and shall net be denied (i. e., refused): V. ἡ ναῦς γὰρ ἄξει κοὐκ ἀπαρνηθήσεται (Soph., Phil. 527).

Inclined to deny: use adj., Ar. ἐξαρνητικός.