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duty

Ἐδιζησάμην ἐμεωυτόν -> I searched out myself
Heraclitus, fr. 101B

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What is fitting: P. and V. τὸ πρέπον, τὸ προσῆκον. What is necessary: P. and V. τὰ δέοντα. No plea or excuseis left to you for refusing to do your duty: P. οὐδὲ λόγος οὐδὲ σκῆψις ἐθʼ ὑμῖν τοῦ μὴ τὰ δέοντα ποιεῖν ἐθέλειν ὑπολείπεται (Dem. 10). Do one's duty: P. and V. πράσσειν ἃ χρή. One's duty towards the gods: P. and V. τὸ εὐσεβές. Task: P. and V. ἔργον, τό, V. χρέος, τό, τέλος, τό; see task. Allotted task: P. τάξις, ἡ. His hand sees its duty: V. χεὶρ ὁρᾷ τὸ δράσιμον (Aesch., Theb. 554) . I have exceeded my duty in speaking of these points: P. περιείργασμαι ἐγὼ περὶ τούτων εἰπών (Dem. 248). It is the duty of children to: P. and V. παίδων ἐστί (with infin.). It is your duty: P. and V. χρή σε, δεῖ σε, προσήκει σε or σοι, V. σόν ἐστι, σὸν ἔργον ἐστί. subs. Tax: Ar. and P. τέλος, τό.