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recoil

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. intrans.

Spring back: Ar. and P. ἀναπηδᾶν. Shrink: P. and V. ὀκνεῖν, κατοκνεῖν, P. ἀποκνεῖν. Recoil from (with subs.): P. and V. ἀφίστασθαι (gen.); see shrink from. Recoil from (doing a thing): P. and V. ὀκνεῖν (infin.), κατοκνεῖν (infin.), φεύγειν (infin.), V. ἀφίστασθαι (infin.). Recoil (on one's own head): use P. and V. πίπτειν, τρέπεσθαι. Make to recoil: P. and V. τρέπειν.