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entertain

τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

Receive hospitably: P. and V. δέχεσθαι, ξενίζειν (Dem.), ξενοδοκεῖν (Plat.) (absol.), Ar. and P. ὑποδέχεσθαι, V. ξενοῦσθαι (mid.). Feast: P. and V. ἑστιᾶν, εὐωχεῖν (Eur., Cycl. 346), V. δαινύναι, θοινᾶν. Amuse: P. and V. τέρπειν. Entertain (a feeling): P. and V. ἔχειν, τρέφειν (Plat.), φυλάσσειν. Entertain a proposal: P. and V. δέχεσθαι, προσδέχεσθαι, P. ὑποδέχεσθαι.