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Ἢ τὰν ἢ ἐπὶ τᾶς -> Either with this or on this | Come back victorious or dead
Plutarch, Moralia 241

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subs.

Use adj. P. and V. ἔσχατος, ἄκρος, in agreement with substantive.

We are come to the utmost verge of ruin: V. ἐς ἄκραν ἥκομεν γράμμην κακῶν (Eur., Frag.); see extremity.

Be on the verge of be about to: P. and V. μέλλειν (infin.).

On the verge of, all but: P. and V. ὅσον οὐ.

v. intrans.

Face, look: P. τετράφθαι (perf. pass. of τρέπειν); see face.

Tend: P. and V. τείνειν, νεύειν, ῥέπειν, P. συντείνειν.

Verge on, tend towards: P. and V. τείνειν (πρός, acc. or εἰς, acc.); see tend.

Border on: P. ἔχεσθαι (gen.).