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Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος -> Man is a dream of a shadow
Pindar, Pythian 8.95f.

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verb intransitive

exist: P. and V. ζῆν, εἶναι.

breathe: P. and V. ἐμπνεῖν (Plato), V. ἔχειν πνοάς, or use V. φῶς ὁρᾶν (cf. P. οἳ νῦν ὁρῶσι τοῦ ἡλίου τὸ φῶς δι' ἐμέ) (Andoc. 9), φάος βλέπειν, or βλέπειν alone, λεύσσειν φάος, αὐγὰς εἰσορᾶν.

short in any case was the time left you to live: V. βραχὺς δε σοί. πάντως ὁ λοιπὸς ἦν βιώσιμος χρόνος (Eur., Alcibiades 649).

pass one's life: P. and V. βιῶναι (2nd aor. of βιοῦν), διάγειν, διαιτᾶσθαι, P. διαβιῶναι (2nd aor. of διαβιοῦν), V. καταζῆν βίον, ἡμερεύειν.

live one's life to the end: P. and V. βίον διαζῆν, or διαζῆν alone, Ar. and P. διαγίγνεσθαι, V. βίον διαφέρω, βίον διαφέρειν, or διαφέρω, διαφέρειν alone (or mid.).

endure, last: P. and V. μένειν, παραμένειν, ἀντέχειν, P. συμμένειν, V. ζῆν.

dwell: see dwell.

live in the open: P. and V. αὐλίζεσθαι, καταυλίζεσθαι (Xen.), ἐναυλίζεσθαι (Act. used once in V.).

make a living: P. βιοτεύειν, Ar. and P. ζῆν, P. and V. διαζῆν.

he lives on what he collects, begs and borrows: P. ἀφ' ὧν ἀγείρει καὶ προσαιτεῖ καὶ δανείζεται ἀπὸ τούτων διάγει (Dem. 96).

live as a citizen: P. and V. πολιτεύεσθαι (Eur., Fragment).

you will live to wish: P. ἔτι βουλήσεσθε (Thuc. 6, 86).

which of these bad forms of government is the least trying to live under: P. τίς τῶν οὐκ ὀρθῶν πολιτειῶν ἥκιστα χαλεπὴ συζῆν (Plato, Politicus 302B).

live with: P. and V. συνοικεῖν (absol. or dat.), συνεῖναι (absol. or dat.), V. συνναίειν (dat.), P. συμβιῶναι (dat. or absol.) (2nd aor. of συμβιοῦν), Ar. and P. συζῆν (dat. or absol.).

live with in marriage: P. and V. συνοικεῖν (dat.), συνεῖναι (dat.).

disagreeable to live with: P. συνημερεύειν ἀηδής (Plato).

if you are unfitted to live with: V. εἰ συνεῖναι μὴ 'πιτηδεία κυρεῖς (Eur., Andromache 206).

worth living, adj.: see under living.