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tend

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. θεραπεύειν (Eur., Bacch. 932, Phoen. 1686), τημελεῖν (acc. or gen.) (Plat. but rare P.), V. κηδεύειν; see foster.

Care for: Ar. and P. ἐπιμέλεσθαι (gen.), κήδεσθαι (gen.) (rare P.).

Wait on (as on a child): P. and V. παιδαγωγεῖν (acc.) (Plat.).

Tend in old age: P. γηροτροφεῖν (acc.), Ar. and V. γηροβοσκεῖν (acc.), γερονταγωγεῖν (acc.) (Soph., Frag.).

Tending in old age, adj.: V. γηρόβοσκος, γηροτρόφος.

Tend in stead: V. ἀντικηδεύειν.

Tend (flocks, etc.): P. and V. ποιμαίνειν (also Met., of children), νέμειν (Eur., Cycl. 28), P. νομεύειν, V. προσνέμειν (Eur., Cycl. 36), φέρβειν, ἐπιστατεῖν (dat.).

Tend cattle: V. βουφορβεῖν (absol.).

V. intrans. Lead in a certain direction: P. and V. τείνειν, φέρειν.

Tend towards, have a tendency towards: P. and V. τείνειν (πρός, acc. or εἰς, acc.), νεύειν (εἰς, acc.), ῥέπειν (πρός, acc., εἰς, acc. or ἐπί, acc.), P. συντείνειν (πρός, acc., εἰς, acc. or ἐπί, acc.).

Contribute to: P. and V. συμβάλλεσθαι (εἰς, acc., V. gen.).

Have a leaning towards: P. ἀποκλίνειν πρός (acc.); see be liable to, under liable.