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δεσπόζω , mostly pres. and impf.: fut.
A.-όσωA.Pr.210, al., Ep. “-όσσωh.Cer.365: aor. inf. “δεσπόσαιE.Alc.486:
1. abs., to be lord or master, gain the mastery,πρὸς βίαν δ.A.Pr.210; “ἄρχειν καὶ δ.Pl.Phd.80a, al.: as law-term, to be the legal proprietor, opp. κρατεῖν, PTheb.Bank1.15, cf. BGU1187.9 (i B. C.), PLond.3.977.32 (iv A. D.).
b. Astrol., of planets, to be dominant in a nativity, Vett. Val.72.5.
3. c. acc., lord it over,δ. πόλινE.HF28:—Pass., “δεσπόζονταιHp.Aër.16; “δεσποζόμεναι πόλειςPl.Lg.712e; “δ. ὑπό τινοςD.S.18.60; “πρός τινοςPh.1.337.
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