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Ὁ δ' ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ -> The unexamined life is not worth living
Plato, Apology of Socrates 38a

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. and V. κλίνειν, Ar. and V. κάμπτειν (pass. used in P.). Incline the head: V. νεύειν κάρα. Think of something else in the way of weighty words to incline the scale your way: Ar. ἕτερον αὖ ζήτει τι τῶν βαρυστάθμων ὅτι σοι καθέλξει (Ran. 1397). Dispose (favourably or otherwise): P. διατιθέναι. V. intrans. P. and V. κλίνεσθαι, ῥέπειν. Inclining as in a balance to the side of profit: P. ὥσπερ ἂν εἰ ἐν τρυτάνῃ ῥέπων ἐπὶ τὸ λῆμμα (Dem. 325). Tend: P. and V. τείνειν, φέρειν; see tend. Of disposition, incline towards: P. ἀποκλίνειν πρός (acc.), or εἰς (acc.); see under inclined. Be inclined (favourably or otherwise): P. διακεῖσθαι, P. and V. ἔχειν. Till this day heaven is favourably inclined: V. ἐς τόδʼ ἦμαρ εὖ ῥέπει θεός (Aesch., Theb. 21). Be inclined to, be naturally disposed to: P. and V. φύεσθαι (infin.). Be willing to: P. and V. βούλεσθαι (infin.). Mean to: Ar. and P. διανοεῖσθαι (infin.). Be accustomed to (of persons or things): P. and V. φιλεῖν (infin.). They were less inclined to come to terms with the Athenians: P. πρὸς τοὺς Ἀθηναίους ἧσσον εἶχον τὴν γνώμην ὥστε συμβαίνειν (Thuc. 3, 25). subs. Declivity: V. κλιτύς, ἡ. Hill: P. and V. λόφος, ὁ; see slope. On an incline, sloping: use adj., P. ἐπικλινής; see sloping.