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μα^τάω , (μάτην):—poet. Verb, be idle, dally, “ἀπέκοψε παρήορον οὐδὲ μάτησεIl.16.474, cf. 23.510; μὴ τὼ μὲν (sc. ἵππω)“ δείσαντε ματήσετον5.233; οὐ ματᾷ τοὔργον the work lags not, goes on apace, A.Pr.57; ματᾶν ὁδῷ to loiter by the way, Id.Th.37; ἰδώμεθ᾽, εἴ τι τοῦδε φροιμίου ματᾷ is in vain, is fruitless, Id.Eu.142; of persons, fail of a thing, τινος Opp.H.3.102.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 142
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 57
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 37
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.474
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.510
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.233
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