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verb transitive

P. and V. λαμβάνεσθαι; (gen.), ἐπιλαμβάνεσθαι (gen.), ἀντιλαμβάνεσθαι (gen.), ἀνθάπτεσθαι (gen.), Ar. and V. λάζυσθαι; (acc. or gen.), V. ἀντιλάζυσθαι; (gen.); see seize.

touch: P. and V. ἅπτεσθαι; (gen.), V. ψαύειν; (gen.) (rare P.), θιγγάνειν (gen.) (Xen. also but rare P.), προσθιγγάνειν (gen.); see touch.

embrace: P. and V. ἀσπάζεσθαι, V. περιπτύσσειν; (Plato also but rare P.), προσπτύσσειν, ἀμφιβάλλειν, περιβάλλειν, ἀμπίσχειν.

grasp with the mind: P. and V. μανθάνειν, συνιέναι (acc. or gen.), ὑπολαμβάνειν (rare V.), ἅπτεσθαι (gen.), νοεῖν (or mid.), ἐννοεῖν (or mid.), Ar. and P. διανοεῖσθαι, P. καταλαμβάνειν, συλλαμβάνειν, κατανοεῖν, καταμανθάνειν, ἐφάπτεσθαι (gen.), V. συναρπάζειν φρενί.

verb intransitive be grasping: P. πλεονεκτεῖν.


embrace: P. and V. περιβολαί, αἱ (Xen.), V. ἀσπάσματα, τά, περιπτυχαί, αἱ, ἀμφιπτυχαί, αἱ.

hand: P. and V. χείρ, ἡ.

mental grasp, perception: P. and V. αἴσθησις, ἡ.

mental capacity: P. and V. φρόνησις, ἡ.