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τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. intrans.

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

the chances of war will not wait: P. τοῦ πολέμου οἱ καιροὶ οὐ μενετοί (Thuc. 1, 142).

delay: P. and V. μέλλειν βραδύνειν (Plat.), τρίβειν, χρονίζειν, σχολάζειν, ἐπέχειν, ἐπίσχειν, P. διαμέλλειν, Ar. and P. διατρίβειν, V. κατασχολάζειν.

be on the look out: P. and V. τηρεῖν, προσδοκᾶν, φρουρεῖν, φυλάσσειν, Ar. and P. ἐπιτηρεῖν, V. καραδοκεῖν (also Xen.); see watch.

you have kept dinner waiting an age: Ar. δειπνεῖν κατακωλύεις πάλαι (Ach. 1088).

serve: P. and V. διακονεῖν.

wait for: P. and V. μένειν (acc.), ἀναμένειν (acc.), προσδέχεσθαι (acc.), Ar. and P. περιμένειν (acc.), P. ὑπομένειν (acc.), V. προσμένειν (acc.) (rare P. as Thuc. 6, 44), ἀμμένειν (acc.), ἐπαμμένειν (acc.), μίμνειν (acc.), ἐκδέχεσθαι (acc.), Ar. ἐπαναμένειν (acc.).

watch for: P. and V. τηρεῖν (acc.), προσδοκᾶν (acc.), Ar. and P. ἐπιτηρεῖν (acc.), V. καραδοκεῖν (acc.) (also Xen.); see watch.

wait on, attend on: P. and V. θεραπεύειν (acc.); see attend, serve.

follow on (as a consequence): P. and V. ἕπεσθαι (dat.), συνέπεσθαι (dat.), P. ἀκολουθεῖν (dat. ) .

wait for: P. and V. προσδοκᾶν (acc.); see wait for.

he will wait on events: P. προσεδρεύσει τοῖς πράγμασι (Dem. 14).

subs.

See delay.

lie in wait: P. and V. λοχᾶν, P. ἐλλοχᾶν, ἐνεδρεύειν.

lie in wait for: P. and V. φυλάσσειν (acc.), ἐφεδρεύειν (dat.) (Eur., Rhes. 768), P. ἐλλοχᾶν (acc.), ἐνεδρεύειν (acc.), V. λοχᾶν (acc.).

with ships: P. ναυλοχεῖν (acc.).

an ambush of armed men lay in wait for him: V. τῷ δὲ ξιφήρης ἆρʼ ὑφειστήκει λόχος (Eur., And. 1114).