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ἀρήγω [α^], fut.
A.-ξωCom.Adesp.12.5D., etc.:—aid, succour,τινίIl. 2.363, al. (never in Od.); in Hom. always, succour in war, freq. c. dat. pers. et modi, “μάχῃ Τρώεσσιν .1.521, 5.507; “ὄμοσσον μέν μοι . . ἔπεσιν καὶ χερσὶν .1.77: generally, help, succour,λέχει ἈλκμήναςPi.N.1.49; “νεότατι . θράσοςId.P.2.63; “θνητοῖςA.Pr.269, etc.; in mock Trag. passages of Com., “γυναῖκες, οὐκ ἀρήξετ᾽;Ar.Th.696, cf. Pl.476: rare in Prose, Hecat.30J., etc.; “ ναυτικὸς τῷ πεζῷ ἀρήξειHdt.7.236; “τοῖς φίλοις .X.Cyr.1.5.13; “. σὺν ὅπλοις τῇ χώρᾳId.Oec.5.7; to be good for a patient or his case, Hp.Prorrh.2.30, cf. Acut.65.
2. impers., c. inf., it is good or fit,φέρειν ἀρήγειPi.P.2.94; “σιγᾶν ἀρήγειA.Eu.571.
II. c. acc. rei, ward off, prevent, ὄλεθρον v.l. in Batr.279; “ἄρηξον . . ἅλωσινA.Th.119 (lyr.); . τινί τι ward off from one, “φόνον τέκνοιςE.Med.1275 (lyr.), cf. Tr.777. (Perh. cognate with Lat. rēx, Skt. rā´jati 'rule'.)
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