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Ὄττω τις ἔραται -> Whatever one loves best | Whom you desire most
Sappho

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v. trans.

P. and V. κλίνειν, ἐρείδειν (Plat., Tim. 43E, but rare P.); see bend, support. V. intrans. P. κλίνεσθαι, ἀποκλίνειν, P. and V. ῥέπειν. Stoop: Ar. and P. κύπτειν. Lean forward: v. trans., V. προβάλλειν; v. intrans., P. προνεύειν, Ar. προκύπτειν. Lean on: P. ἐπικλίνεσθαι (absol.). Support oneself on: Ar. and P. ἐπερείδεσθαι (dat.), P. ἀπερείδεσθαι (dat.); Met., trust to: P. and V. πιστεύειν (dat.), πείθεσθαι (dat.), πεποιθέναι (dat.), (2nd perf. of πείθειν). Lean towards, be inclined to: P. and V. ῥέπειν (πρός, acc., εἰς, acc. or ἐπί; acc.), P. ἀποκλίνειν πρός (acc.). Tend towards: P. and V. τείνειν εἰς (acc.). Lean upon: see lean on. adj. Ar. and P. ἰσχνός, λεπτός. Withered: P. and V. ξηρός.