χράω

Ancient GreekEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

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VerbEdit

χράω (khráō)

  1. (with dative of person) to fall upon, attack, assail
  2. (with dative of object) to inflict upon a person
  3. (with infinitive) to be bent on doing, to be eager to do
Usage notesEdit

Only used by Homer.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer-.

VerbEdit

χράω (khráō)

    1. (active, of the gods and their oracles) to furnish the needful answer, to declare, pronounce, proclaim
    2. (passive) to be declared, proclaimed, delivered
    3. (middle, of the person to whom the response is given) to consult a god or oracle, to inquire of a god or oracle, consult them
      1. (of applicants seeking something of the great king)
      2. (in perfect passive) to receive an oracular response
  1. to furnish with a thing
  2. (deponent) to use
    1. to bring into action some feeling, faculty, passion, state of mind; to exercise, indulge
        1. (of external things) to experience, be subject to
        2. (paraphrases the verb cognate to its dative)
      1. (with duplicate dative) to use as such and such
      2. to use for an end or purpose
    2. (of persons, with an adverb of manner) to treat them in such a manner
        1. to be intimate with, to deal with, make use of, employ
      1. (especially of sexual intercourse)
      2. to make use of oneself or one's powers
    3. (absolute or with an adverb) to be wont to do
    4. (with accusative of object)
    5. (perfect with a present sense) to be in need or want of, to yearn after
      1. (perfect as a strengthened present) to have in use, to have, possess
    6. (aorist passive)
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