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wait

Τὸ νικᾶν αὐτὸν αὑτὸν πασῶν νικῶν πρώτη τε καὶ ἀρίστη -> The first and best victory is to conquer self.
Plato, Laws 626e

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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verb intransitive

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 (Plato), 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).

substantive

See delay.

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

lie in wait for: P. and V. φυλάσσειν; (acc.), ἐφεδρεύειν (dat.) (Eur., Rhesus 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 ἆρ' ὑφειστήκει λόχος (Eur., Andromache 1114).

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