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Τὸ νικᾶν αὐτὸν αὑτὸν πασῶν νικῶν πρώτη τε καὶ ἀρίστη. Τὸ δὲ ἡττᾶσθαι αὐτὸν ὑφ' ἑαυτοῦ πάντων αἴσχιστόν τε ἅμα καὶ κάκιστον. → Τo conquer yourself is the first and best victory of all, while to be conquered by yourself is of all the most shameful as well as evil
Plato, Laws, 626e

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convulsion: P. and V. σπασμός, ὁ, V. σπαραγμός, ὁ, P. σφαδασμός, ὁ (Plato).

sudden impulse: P. and V. ὁρμή, ἡ.

fit (of illness); P. καταβολή, ἡ (gen.).

by fits and starts: P. and V. εἰκῆ; (lit., at random).

when the fit of madness abates: V. ὅταν ἀνῇ νόσος μανίας (Euripides, Orestes 227).

fit of madness: V. πίτυλος μανίας (Euripides, I.T. 307); see madness.

perchance (the people) may exhaust their fit of anger: V. ἴσως ἂν ἐκπνεύσειεν (ὁ δῆμος) (Euripides, Orestes 700).

do a thing in a fit of anger: P. ἡσσηθεὶς ὀργῇ πράσσειν τι (Plato, leg. 868A).

in a fit of passion: V. ὀργῇ χρώμενος (Sophocles, Oedipus Rex 1241).


suitable: P. and V. ἐπιτήδειος, σύμφορος, πρόσφορος.

opportune: P. and V. καίριος, ἐπίκαιρος, V. εὔκαιρος.

becoming: P. and V. εὐπρεπής, πρέπων, προσήκων, σύμμετρος, εὐσχήμων, καθήκων, Ar. and P. πρεπώδης, V. ἐπεικώς, προσεικώς, συμπρεπής.

it is fit, v.: P. and V. πρέπει, προσήκει, ἁρμόζει.

in fit condition, adj.: P. and V. εὐτραφής (Plato).

fit for, capable of: P. εὐφυής (πρός, acc. or εἰς, acc.).

fit to, competent to: P. and V. ἱκανός (infin.); see competent.

worthy to: P. and V. ἄξιος (infin.).

think fit (to): P. and V. ἀξιοῦν; (infin.), δικαιοῦν (infin.), Ar. and V. τλῆναι; (infin.) (2nd aor. of τλᾶν), V. ἐπαξιοῦν; (infin.), τολμᾶν.

verb transitive

adapt: P. and V. προσαρμόζειν, ἐφαρμόζειν (Xen.), συναρμόζειν, Ar. and P. ἐναρμόζειν.

fasten, attach: V. ἁρμόζειν, καθαρμόζειν, P. and V. προσαρμόζειν.

fit out: see equip.

fit together: P. and V. συναρμόζειν. verb intransitive

correspond: P. and V. συμβαίνειν, συμπίπτειν, V. συμβάλλεσθαι, συμπίτνειν; see correspond.

they put the stones together as each piece happened to fit: P. συνετίθεσαν (λίθους) ὡς ἕκαστον τι συμβαίνοι (Thuc. 4, 4).

of clothes; Ar. and P. ἁρμόζειν (absol. or with dat.).

well-fitting, adj.: V. εὔθετος.

fit in, verb intransitive: Ar. and P. ἐναρμόζειν.

like boxes fitting into one another: P. καθάπερ οἱ κάδοι οἱ εἰς ἀλλήλους ἁρμόζοντες (Plato, Republic 616D).