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

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

begin, be the first to do a thing: P. and V. ἄρχειν (gen.), ὑπάρχειν (gen.) , κατάρχειν (acc. or gen.), P. προϋπάρχειν (gen.).

start something of one's own: P. and V. ἄρχεσθαι (gen.), κατάρχειν (acc. or gen.) (or mid.), ὑπάρχειν (gen.).

take in hand: P. and V. ἐπιχειρεῖν (dat.), ἐγχειρεῖν (dat.), αἴρεσθαι (acc.).

set up: Ar. and P. ἐνίστασθαι.

establish: P. and V. καθιστάναι, Ar. and P. καταδεικνύναι.

make to set out: P. and V. ἐξορμᾶν.

start (a quarry in hunting): V. ἐκκινεῖν.

set in motion: P. and V. ὁρμᾶν, κινεῖν.

V. intrans.

begin: P. and V. ἄρχεσθαι; see begin.

the city if once it start well goes on increasing: P. πολιτεία ἐάνπερ ἅπαξ ὁρμήσῃ εὖ ἔρχεται... αὐξανομένη (Plat., Rep. 424A).

set out: P. and V. ὁρμᾶν, ὁρμᾶσθαι, ἀφορμᾶν, ἀφορμᾶσθαι, ἐξορμᾶν, ἐξορμᾶσθαι, ἀπαίρειν, V. στέλλεσθαι, ἀποστέλλεσθαι.

with ships or land forces: P. αἴρειν.

starting with this force they sailed round: P. ἄραντες τῇ παρασκευῇ ταύτῃ περιέπλεον. (Thuc. 2, 23).

I would have you save the money with which I started: V. σῶσαί σε χρήμαθʼ οἷς συνεξῆλθον θέλω (Eur., Hec. 1012).

be startled: P. and V. φρίσσειν, τρέμειν, ἐκπλήσσεσθαι.

start up: P. and V. ἀνίστασθαι, ἐξανίστασθαι, P. ἀνατρέχειν, Ar. and V. ἀνᾴσσειν (also Xen. but rare P.).

to start with, at first: P. and V. τὸ πρῶτον; see under first.

subs.

beginning: P. and V. ἀρχή, ἡ.

journey: P. and V. ὁδός, ἡ.

putting out to sea: P. ἀναγωγή, ἡ.

get a start, v.: P. and V. φθάνω