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λίσσομαι , Hom., Lyr., Trag.; Ep. Iterat.
A.λισσέσκετοIl.9.451: aor. 1 ἐλι^σάμην, Ep. “ἐλλ.Od.11.35; imper. “λίσαιIl.1.394; subj. 2sg. “λίσῃOd.10.526: aor. 2 inf. “λι^τέσθαιIl.16.47; opt. “λι^τοίμηνOd.14.406. (For pres. λίτομαι , v. sub voce):—beg, pray, either abs. or c. acc. pers., “λισσομένη προσέειπε ΔίαIl.1.502; “εὐχωλῇσι λιτῇσί τε ἔθνεα νεκρῶν ἐλλισάμηνOd.11.35, etc.; the thing by which one prays is found with ὑπέρ, λ. ὑπὲρ τοκέων, ὑπὲρ ψυχῆς καὶ γούνων, Il.15.660, 22.338; “λ. τινὰ ὑπὲρ πατρὸς καὶ μητέρος24.467: or simply in gen., “λ. Ζηνὸς ἠδὲ ΘέμιστοςOd.2.68; “λ. τινὰ γούνωνIl.9.451, Od.22.337 (for which in Il.6.45 we have λαβὼν ἐλλίσσετο γούνων, cf. Od.6.142; “τῆ ἑτέρῃ μὲν ἑλὼν ἐλλίσσετο γούνωνIl.21.71; “ἥπτετο χείρεσι γούνων ἱέμενος λίσσεσθ᾽20.469); also in Trag., “πρὸ . . τέκνων σε λ.E. Tr.1045 (v. infr.): an inf. is freq. added, as οὐδέ σ᾽ ἔγωγε λίσσομαι εἵνεκ᾽ ἐμεῖο μένειν I do not pray thee to remain, Il.1.174, cf. 283, B.10.69, Pi.P.4.207; “πρός νυν θεῶν σε λ. ἐμοὶ πιθέσθαιS.El.428; καὶ μὴ προδοῦναι λ. prays her not to abandon him, E.Alc. 202: more rarely with an acc. and inf. added, λίσσονται Δία . . Ἄτην ἅμ᾽ ἕπεσθαι they pray Zeus that Ate may follow, Il.9.511, cf. Od.8.30: sts. folld. by ὅπως, λίσσεσθαί μιν, ὅπως νημερτέα εἴπῃ entreat him to say the truth, 3.19; or by ἵνα, ib.327: in Trag. parenth., “μὴ πρόλειπε, λ., πάτερA. Supp.748; “μή, λίσσομαί σ᾽, αὔδα τάδεS.Aj.368, cf. OT650 (lyr.), Ar. Pax382.
2. c. acc. rei, beg or pray for, “οἷ αὐτῷ θάνατον καὶ κῆρα λιτέσθαιIl.16.47: c. dupl. acc. pers. et rei, ταῦτα μὲν οὐχ ὑμέας ἔτι λίσσομαι this I beg of you no more, Od.2.210, cf. 4.347.
3. in Hom. freq. c. dat. modi, “ἐπέεσσιIl.21.98, al.; “εὐχῇσιOd.10.526; “εὐχωλῆσι λιτῆσί τε ἐλλισάμην11.35.—Rare in Prose, as Hdt.1.24, LXXJb.17.2, Luc.Syr.D.18; in Pl.R.366a there is a ref. to Il.9.501. [The λ- freq. makes position in Ep., Il.1.394, al.; written λλ after the augm., v. supr.]
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