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weigh

Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος -> Man is a dream of a shadow
Pindar, Pythian 8.95f.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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verb transitive

weigh in the scales: Ar. and P. ἱστάναι.

weigh one set of pleasures against another: P. ἡδέα πρὸς ἡδέα ἱστάναι (Plato, Protagoras 356B).

let him repeat another sentence and weigh it against mine: Ar. ἀλλ' ἕτερον εἰπάτω τι κἀντιστησάτω (Ranae 1389).

casting eyes on two and weighing them in his hands: V. δισσούς γ' ἀθρήσας κἀπιβαστάσας χεροῖν (Eur., Cyclops 379).

generally, measure: P. and V. μετρεῖν, σταθμᾶσθαι, συμμετρεῖσθαι; see measure.

examine: P. and V. ἐξετάζειν, σκοπεῖν, διασκοπεῖν; see examine.

ponder on: P. and V. ἐνθυμεῖσθαι (acc.), λογίζεσθαι (acc.); see under ponder.

compare: P. and V. εἰκάζειν, ἀπεικάζειν, ἀντιτιθέναι; see compare.

verb intransitive

have a certain weight: P. ἔχειν σταθμόν.

to weigh forty talents: P. ἔχειν τεσσαράκοντα τάλαντα σταθμόν (Thuc. 2, 13).

weigh a mina: P. ἄγω μνᾶν, ἄγειν μνᾶν (Dem. 617).

have weight, influence: P. and V. ῥοπὴν ἔχειν, δύναμιν ἔχειν (Eur., Phoenissae 440).

when they have seen that all else has weighed less with you than the law: P. πάντα τἄλλα παρ' ὑμῖν ἑορακότες ἀσθενέστερα τοῦ νόμου γεγενημένα.

weigh down, verb transitive P. βαρύνειν, V. καταρρέπειν, βρίθειν (Aesch., Persae 346).

be weighed down: P. and V. ῥέπειν, βρίθειν (or pass.) (also Plato, Phaedrus, 247B, but rare P.).

Met., oppress: P. and V. πιέζειν; see oppress, trouble.

weigh upon, trouble the mind, met.: P. and V. ἐνθύμιος εἶναι (dat.); see trouble.

be weighted with: V. βρίθειν (or pass.) (dat.).

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