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purpose

Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

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substantive

P. and V. γνώμη, ἡ, ἀξίωμα, τό, βούλευμα, τό, ἔννοια, ἡ, ἐπίνοια, ἡ, Ar. and P. διάνοια, ἡ, V. φρόνησις, ἡ.

deliberate choice of action: P. προαίρεσις, ἡ.

make it one's purpose to: P. προαιρεῖσθαι (infin.).

keep to your present purpose: V. σῶζε τὸν παρόντα νοῦν (Aesch., Prometheus Vinctus 392).

for this very purpose: P. and V. ἐπ' αὐτὸ τοῦτο, P. εἰς αὐτὸ τοῦτο, αὐτοῦ τούτου ἕνεκα.

a sickle made for the purpose: P. δρέπανον ἐπὶ τοῦτο εἰργασθέν (Plato, Republic 353A).

for what purpose? P. τοῦ ἕνεκα; P. and V. ἐπὶ τῷ; see why.

on purpose, deliberately: P. and V. ἐκ προνοίας (Eur., Hercules Furens 598), P. ἐκ παρασκευῆς, Ar. and P. ἐπίτηδες, ἐξεπίτηδες; see also intentionally.

voluntarily: P. and V. ἑκουσίως, V. ἐξ ἑκουσίας.

done on purpose, voluntary (of things): P. and V. ἑκούσιος.

to good purpose: P. and V. εἰς καιρόν, V. πρὸς καιρόν.

to no purpose: see in vain, under vain.

without purpose, at random: P. and V. εἰκῆ.

vainly: P. and V. μάτην, V. ματαίως.

not without purpose: V. οὐκ ἀφροντίστως.

verb transitive or absolute

With infin., P. and V. βουλεύειν, ἐννοεῖν, νοεῖν, Ar. and P. διανοεῖσθαι, ἐπινοεῖν.

be about to: P. and V. μέλλειν (infin.).