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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.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

Sink (a ship): Ar. and P. καταδύνειν.

Put an end to: Ar. and P. διαλύειν, καταλύειν; see end.

Let down: P. and V. καθιέναι.

Dig: P. and V. ὀρύσσειν, σκάπτειν.

Make to incline: V. καταρρέπειν, P. and V. κλίνειν.

V. intrans. Subside, settle down: P. ἱζάνειν.

Sink under the earth: P. δύεσθαι κατὰ τῆς γῆς (Plat., Phaedo, 112C).

Of the sun: P. and V. δύεσθαι, δύνειν; see set.

Of a ship: Ar. and P. καταδύεσθαι, V. βάπτειν (Eur., Or. 707).

Incline downwards: P. and V. ῥέπειν.

Met., be weighed down: P. and V. πιέζεσθαι, βαρύνεσθαι.

Fall: P. and V. πίπτειν, καταπίπτειν (Eur., Cycl.), V. πίτνειν.

Fail in strength: V. προλείπειν; see fail.

Already she is sinking and like to die: V. ἤδη προνωπής ἐστι καὶ ψυχορραγεῖ (Eur., Alc. 143).

His head sinks back: V. ὑπτιάζεται κάρα (Soph., Phil. 822).

I sink backwards into the arms of my maidens and swoon away: V. ὑπτία δε κλίνομαι... πρὸς δμωαῖσι κἀποπλήσσομαι (Soph., Ant. 1188).

She sinks back with trembling limbs: V. λεχρία πάλιν χωρεῖ τρέμουσα κῶλα (Eur., Med. 1168).

Of ground dipping: see under dip.

Fall away: P. and V. διαρρεῖν, ἀπορρεῖν; see fade.

Deteriorate: P. ἀποκλίνειν, ἐκπίπτειν; see degenerate.

Sink into inaction: P. ἐπὶ τὸ ῥᾳθυμεῖν ἀποκλίνειν (Dem. 13).

Sunk in (Met.): use P. and V. μεστός (gen.); see full of.

Be sunk in love: V. ἐντήκεσθαι τῷ φιλεῖν (Soph. Trach. 463); see absorbed in.

Be sunk in ignorance P. ἐν ἀμαθίᾳ μολύνεσθαι (Plat., Rep. 535E).

Sink into, be instilled into, Met.: P. καταδύεσθαι εἰς (acc.), V. ἐντήκεσθαι (dat.).

Sink into insignificance: P. ἐν οὐδενὶ λόγῳ εἶναι.