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shoot

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

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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verb transitive

discharge: P. and V. ἀφιέναι, μεθιέναι (rare P.), βάλλειν, ῥίπτειν, Ar. and V. ἱέναι, V. ἰάπτειν,

hit with a missile: P. and V. βάλλειν, ἀκοντίζειν.

hit with an arrow: P. and V. τοξεύειν.

shoot down (with a javelin): P. κατακοντίζειν; (with an arrow): Ar. and P. κατατοξεύειν.

Absol., shoot with the bow: P. and V. τοξεύειν; with the javelin: P. and V. ἀκοντίζειν, V. ἐξακοντίζειν (Eur., Supplices 456, in Met. sense).

your wisdom has shot its mind's bolt: καί σου τὸ σῶφρον ἐξετόξευσεν φρενός (Eur., Andromache 365).

shot by an arrow: V. τοξευτός.

shoot at, aim at: P. and V. στοχάζεσθαι (gen.).

with an arrow: P. and V. τοξεύειν (P. εἰς, acc., V. acc. alone or gen.).

shoot out: Ar. and V. προβάλλειν.

Met., of words: see utter.

shoot up: P. and V. ἀνιέναι, ἀναδιδόναι (Eur., Fragment); see emit; verb intransitive

dart: P. and V. ὁρμᾶν, ὁρμᾶσθαι, ἵεσθαι (rare P.), φέρεσθαι, Ar. and V. ᾄσσειν (rare P.), V. ἀΐσσειν; see rush.

of a star: V. ᾄσσειν (Plato, Republic 621B), Ar. θεῖν (Pax. 839); see shooting.

bud: P. and V. βλαστάνειν (rare P.), P. ἐκβλαστάνειν (Plato).

shoot ahead: P. προτρέχειν, P. and V. φθάνω, φθάνειν.

shoot down, swoop down, verb intransitive: P. and V. κατασκήπτειν (rare P.); see swoop.

shoot out, dart out: P. and V. ἐξορμᾶσθαι.

jut out: P. and V. προὔχειν.

shoot through: Ar. and V. διᾴσσειν (gen.) (Soph., Trachiniae 1083, Ar. absol.).

shoot up, grow: P. and V. βλαστάνειν (rare P.), P. ἐκβλαστάνειν (Plato), ἀναφύεσθαι (Plato).

substantive

P. and V. πτόρθος, ὁ (Plato), βλάστη, ἡ (Plato), βλάστημα, τό (Isoc.), V. ἔρνος, τό (Eur., Medea 1213), P. φυτευτήριον, τό.

Met., offspring: see offspring.

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