Ask at the forum if you have an Ancient or Modern Greek query!


Ἔρως ἀνίκατε μάχαν -> O love, invincible in battle!
Sophocles, Antigone, 781

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

woodhouse 528.jpg

v. intrans.

Be able: P. and V. δύνασθαι, ἔχειν; see able. As a mild form of command: use V. ἄν (with optative). Might have: see may have, under may. As might well have been, as is probable: P. and V. ὡς εἰκός. You might have, it was open to you: P. and V. ἐξῆν σοι (infin.), παρῆν σοι (infin.), παρεῖχέ σοι (infin.); see under open. But for so and so the Phocians might have been saved: P. εἰ μὴ διὰ τὸ καὶ τὸ ἐσώθησαν ἂν οἱ Φωκεῖς (Dem. 364). subs. Strength: P. and V. δύναμις, ἡ, ἰσχύς, ἡ, ῥώμη, ἡ, V. σθένος, τό, ἀλκή, ἡ, μένος, τό (also Plat. but rare P.); see strength. Power, authority: P. and V. κράτος, τό. δύναμις, ἡ, ἰσχύς, ἡ, ἐξουσία, ἡ. V. σθένος, τό. Rule: P. and V. ἀρχή, ἡ, κράτος, τό. With might and main: P. κατὰ κράτος, παντὶ σθένει. Ar. κατὰ τὸ καρτερόν; see vigorously. Might, as opposed to right: P. and V. βία, ἡ, ἰσχύς, ἡ, τὸ καρτερόν.