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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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support, prop: P. and V. ἔρεισμα, τό.

Met., V. ἔρεισμα, τό, στῦλος, ὁ; see also bulwark.

well, this too is a pleasant stay against hunger: V. ἀλλ' ἡδὺ λιμοῦ καὶ τόδε σχετήριον (Eur., Cyclops 135).

rope, forestay: V. πρότονος, ὁ.

sojourn: P. ἐπιδημία, ἡ.

spending one's time: P. and V. μονή, ἡ, διατριβή, ἡ.

putting off: P. and V. ἀναβολή, ἡ, V. ἀμβολή, ἡ; see delay.

hindrance: P. κώλυμα, τό, ἐμπόδισμα, τό; see hindrance.

verb transitive

halt: P. and V. ἱστάναι.

hinder: P. and V. κωλύειν, ἐμποδίζειν, ἐπικωλύειν; see hinder.

check: P. and V. κατέχειν, ἐπέχειν, Ar. and V. ἴσχειν (rare P.); see check.

put an end to: P. and V. παύειν, περαίνειν; see end.

postpone: P. and V. ἀναβάλλεσθαι, εἰς αὖθις ἀποτίθεσθαι.

stay one's hand: P. and V. ἀπέχεσθαι, ἀφίστασθαι.

verb intransitive

halt: P. and V. ἵστασθαι.

wait: P. and V. ἐπέχειν; see also delay.

sojourn: Ar. and P. ἐπιδημεῖν.

dwell: P. and V. οἰκεῖν, κατοικεῖν; see dwell.

lodge: Ar. and P. καταλύω, καταλύειν, P. κατάγεσθαι.

remain: P. and V. μένειν, παραμένειν, ἀναμένειν, περιμένειν, Ar. and P. καταμένειν, P. διαμένειν, ὑπομένειν, V. μίμνειν, προσμένειν, ἀμμένειν.


P. and V. παῦε, ἐπίσχες, Ar. and P. ἔχε, V. παῦσαι, ἴσχε, σχές.

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