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ἀργέω , fut. -ήσω: aor.
A.ἤργησαBGU698.4 (ii A.D.): pf. “ἤργηκαPOxy.1160.14 (iii/iv A.D.): (ἀργός, ἀεργός):—to be unemployed, do nothing, Hp.Mochl.23, E.Ph.625, X.Cyr.1.2.15, Pl.R.426a, etc.; keep Sabbath, LXX 2 Ma.5.25; “. τὴν ἑβδόμηνJ.BJ7.3.3; “οἱ ἀργοῦντεςthe idle, Trag.Adesp.527; “γῆ ἀργοῦσαlying fallow, X.Cyr.1.6.11, PFlor.262.9 (iii A.D.); “ἀργῆσαν ἤμυσε στέγοςS.Fr.864; “φησὶν ἀργῆσαι τὸ ἐργαστήριονis out of work, D.27.19; of the senses, to be at rest,νυκτὸς τῆς ὄψεως ἀργούσηςArist.Pr.903a21, cf. Somn.Vig.455a30: c. gen. rei, ἀργήσει . . τῆς αὑτοῦ δημιουργίας will be unoccupied in his own work, Pl.R.371c.
II. Pass., to be left undone, X.Cyr.2.3.3; to be fruitless, σκέψις ἂν ἀργοῖτοId.Hier.9.9.
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    • Demosthenes, Against Aphobus 1, 19
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 625
    • Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 7.3.3
    • Plato, Republic, 371c
    • Plato, Republic, 426a
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.2.15
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    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 2.3.3
    • Xenophon, Hiero, 9.9
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 864
    • Old Testament, 2 Maccabees, 5.25
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