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

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. and V. νεῖν; see also weave.

Of destiny spinning the threads of life: P. and V. ἐπικλώθειν (Plat. and Eur., Or. 12).

Make to revolve: P. and V. στρέφειν, Ar. and V. κυκλεῖν, στροβεῖν, V. ἑλίσσειν, εἱλίσσειν (once Ar.) δινεῖν (also pass. in Plat. but rare P.).

V. intrans. revolve: P. and V. κυκλεῖσθαι, στρέφεσθαι, P. περιστρέφεσθαι, περιφέρεσθαι, V. ἑλίσσεσθαι, εἱλίσσεσθαι, Ar. and V. στροβεῖσθαι.

Spin out: Met., P. and V. μηκύνειν, τείνειν, ἐκτείνειν, P. ἀποτείνειν, ἀπομηκύνειν.