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Μὴ φῦναι τὸν ἅπαντα νικᾷ λόγον -> Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.
Sophocles, Oedipus Coloneus l. 1225

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. and V. καθίζειν, V. ἵζειν, ἱδρύειν; see seat.

At meals: Ar. and P. κατακλίνειν.

V. intrans. P. and V. καθῆσθαι, καθίζειν, καθέζεσθαι, Ar. and V. ἵζειν (also Plat. but rare P.), ἵζεσθαι, ἕζεσθαι, V. ἧσθαι, καθιζάνειν, ἱδρῦσθαι (perf. pass. of ἱδρύειν), θακεῖν, θάσσειν.

Sit at meals: Ar. and P. κατακλίνεσθαι.

Sit in an official capacity: P. καθῆσθαι, καθίζειν, καθίζεσθαι.

With others: Ar. and P. συγκαθῆσθαι.

Sit at: V. ἐφῆσθαι (acc. or dat.), προσῆσθαι (dat.), προσίζειν (acc.), παρῆσθαι (dat.).

Sit by: see sit at.

Sit by a person: Ar. and P. παρακαθῆσθαι (dat. or absol.), παρακαθίζεσθαι (dat. or absol.), P. συμπαρακαθίζεσθαι μετά (gen ); transitively, see seat.

Sit by as assessor: see assessor.

Sit down: P. and V. καθῆσθαι; use sit.

Sit down before a town (to besiege it): P. προσκαθέζεσθαι (acc.), προσκαθῆσθαι (acc.); see besiege.

Sit idle: P. and V. καθῆσθαι, V. θάσσειν.

Sit near: see sit at, sit by.

Sit on: use P. and V. verb, sit with, εἰς (acc.), or V. ἐνθακεῖν (dat.), ἐφῆσθαι (dat.), καθίζειν (acc.), Ar. and P. καθίζειν ἐπί (acc.).

Make to sit on: P. ἐγκαθίζειν (τινὰ εἴς τι).

Sit together: P. and V. συγκαθῆσθαι, P. συγκαθέζεσθαι.

At meals: Ar. συγκατακλίνεσθαι.

Sit up: P. ἀνακαθίζεσθαι.

Keep awake: P. ἀγρυπνεῖν.

Sit up for, watch for: P. and V. τηρεῖν (acc.).