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ὀργ-άω , mostly in pres.: pf. part. ὀργηκότες (
A.v.l. ὡρμ-) occurs in J.AJ17.9.2 : plpf. Pass. ὤργητο in Hsch., v. 11 fin.
I. to be getting ready to bear, growing ripe for something, of soil, Thphr.CP3.2.6 ; of trees, συμβαίνει . . τὰ . . δένδρα ὀργᾶν πρὸς τὴν βλάστησιν ib.1.6.2 ; “ὀργᾷ [ἡ σμῖλαξ] πρὸς τὴν ἄνθησινPlu.2.647f; and of fruit, swell as it ripens, “ καρπὸς πεπαίνεται καὶ ὀργᾷHdt.4.199 : so c. inf., ὀργᾷ ἀμᾶσθαι grows ripe for cutting, ibid., cf. X.Oec.19.19 ; of a wound, ὀργᾶν φαίνεται appears turgid, Hp.Fract.28, cf. Aph.1.22.
II. of men, like σφριγάω, swell with lust, wax wanton, be rampant, Ar.Lys.1113, Av. 462 (where the Sch. explains it ἐπιθυμητικῶς ἔχω) ; “ ἐπ᾽ ἀφροδισίοις μαινόμενος . . ὀργῶνPoll.6.188 ; of human beings and animals, to be in heat, desire sexual intercourse, ὀργᾶν πρὸς τὴν ὁμιλίαν, ὀχείαν, Arist.HA542a32,560b13 ; . ὀχεύεσθαι ib.500b11 ; “πρὸς τὸ γεννᾶνPlu. 2.651c.
2. generally, to be eager or ready, to be excited,Λακεδαιμονίων ὀργώντων ἔμελλον πειράσεσθαιTh.4.108 ; ὀργῶντες κρίνειν judge under the influence of passion, Id.8.2 : c. inf., “ὄργα μαθεῖνA. Ch.454 (lyr.); “ὀργᾶν τεκεῖνArist.HA613b28 ; “ἀκοῦσαι ὀργῶCratin. 21 D.; of a thing, to be urgent,ὤργα τὸ πρᾶγμαA.Fr.54A; “. πρός τιPlu.Alex.6, D.Chr.36.26, Marcellin.Vit. Thuc.54 ; “ἐπὶ ἐκφύλους συνόδουςPh.2.21 ; ὀργᾷς ὃς ἱππίαν ἐς ὁδόν dub. cj. in Pi.P.6.50 : plpf. Pass. in act. sense, ὧν ἀκροᾶσθαι . . ὤργητο (restd. from Hsch. and some Mss. for ὥρμητο) Th.2.21.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 454
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 462
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.199
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.64
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 17.9.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.21
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.108
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.2
    • Xenophon, Economics, 19.19
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 1113
    • Plutarch, Alexander, 6
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 1.22
    • Hippocrates, De fracturis, 28
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