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Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

rule: P. and V. ἄρχειν (gen.; V. also dat.), κρατεῖν (gen.), κοσμεῖν, V. κρατύνειν (gen.), εὐθύνειν, V. ναυκληρεῖν, κραίνειν (gen.).

govern (as king or commander): P. and V. τυραννεύειν (gen.), βασιλεύειν (gen.) (Eur., El. 12), δεσπόζειν (gen. or acc.) (Eur., H.F. 28) (Plat. but rare P.), V. ἀνάσσειν (gen.), κοιρανεῖν (gen.), ταγεῖν (gen.), Ar. and V. τυραννεῖν (absol.).

administer, manage: P. and V. οἰκεῖν, νέμειν (Thuc. 8, 70), κυβερνᾶν, Ar. and P. διοικεῖν, μεταχειρίζεσθαι, ταμιεύειν, P. διαχειρίζειν, διακυβερνᾶν (Plat.), V. νωμᾶν.

well-governed, adj.: P. and V. εὔνομος (Aesch., Frag.).

be well-governed, v.: P. εὐνομεῖσθαι, P. and V. εὖ οἰκεῖσθαι.

a house well-governed: V. οἶκος . . . ἄριστα διαπονούμενος (Aesch., Ag. 18-19).

control, check: P. and V. κατέχειν, ἐπέχειν, Ar. and V. ἴσχειν (rare P.), V. ἐπίσχειν (rare P.).