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σκοπ-έω , used by early writers only in pres. and impf. Act. and Med. (v. infr. 11), the other tenses being supplied by σκέπτομαι (q.v.):—but in later writers we find fut. σκοπήσω, Anon.Prog. in Rh.1.615 W., Gal.UP3.10 (f.l.), (ἐπι-) Babr. 103.8, (κατα-) Hld.5.4: aor.
A.ἐσκόπησαThphr.Sign.1 (προ-), Plb. Fr.54 (s.v.l.) (περι-), Lib.Or.12.28, etc.: and of Med., aor. ἐσκοπησάμην περι-) Luc.VH1.32: pf. ἐσκόπημαι προαν-) J.AJ17.5.6: (cf. σκέπτομαι):—behold, contemplate (rather of particulars than of universals, of which θεωρέω is more commonly used, but “οἱ τὸν ἥλιον ἐκλείποντα θεωροῦντες καὶ σκοπούμενοιPl.Phd.99d), “ἄστρονPi.O.1.5; “πλοῦν μὴ 'ξ ἀπόπτου μᾶλλον 'γγύθεν σκοπεῖνS.Ph.467, cf. E.IA490; “τὰ πόρρωId.Rh.482; “τὰ ἔμπροσθενX.An.6.3.14(17); examine, inspect, “καταθεῖναί τι . . σκοπεῖν τῷ βουλομένῳIG 12(5).480 (Athenian law, v B.C.); “ς. παραγραφάςPLips.38 ii 2 (iv A.D.): abs., ἄλλοσε ς. S.El.1474; σκοπεῖτε look out, watch, A.Supp.232, etc.: folld. by a clause, “ς. ὅπου . . S.Ph.16; “ς. ποῦ . . X.Cyr.3.2.1, etc.: folld. by a Prep., “ς. εἰς . . E.Fr.812.6, Pl.Plt.305b.
2. metaph., look to or into, consider, examine, τὰ ἑωυτοῦ ς. look to one's own affairs, Hdt.1.8; “τὸ σεαυτοῦPl.Phdr.232d; “τὸ ὑμέτερονAntipho 4.2.8; “καιρόνTh.4.23; “τὸ συμφέρονPl.R.342bsq.; “τὸ πρὸς ποσίS.OT130; τοὺς νόμους πρὸς τοὺς τῇδε with reference to the laws here, Pl.Ti.24a; “τι πρὸς ἐμαυτόνId.Euthphr.9c: abs., “σκοπῶν εὕρισκον ἴασινS.OT68, cf. Ph.282: folld. by an acc. and interrog. clause, or “μή . . , ς. τὴν τελευτὴν κῇ ἀποβήσεταιHdt.1.32, cf. S.Ph.506, OT407: folld. by an interrog. clause alone, “ς. πόθεν χρὴ ἄρξασθαιAnd.1.8; “ς. εἰ . . S.Ant.41, Pl.Lg.862a (Med.); “ὅπως . . X.Cyr.2.2.26: sts. c. gen. pers. as well as acc. or clause, “σκόπει δὴ τόδε αὐτῶνPl.Tht.182a; “πρῶτον αὐτῶν ἐσκόπει πότερα . . X.Mem.1.1.12: folld. by a Prep., “ἐξ ὧν ἀγγέλλουσι σκοποῦντες λογιεῖσθε τὰ εἰκόταTh.6.36, cf. 1.1, X.An.3.1.13; “πρὸς τὸ ἄρχειν σκοπῶν λογίζομαιId.Cyr.1.6.8; “ς. τὰ λοιπὰ πρὸς ὑμᾶς αὐτούςAntipho 1.31; “ἀνομολογούμενοι πρὸς ἀλλήλουςPl.R.348b; τόδε περὶ αὐτοῦ ib.351b, etc.; “τὴν ὀρθολογίαν περί τιId.Sph.239b: with Adv., abs., ὀρθῶς ς. E.Ph.155; “καιρίωςId.Rh.339; “ἄμεινονPl.Smp. 219a.
II. Med., used like Act. 1.1 (perh. implying a more deliberate consideration), c. acc., E.IT 68, Hel.1537; “τένοντ᾽ ἐς ὀρθὸν ὄμμασι σκοπουμένηId.Med.1166.
III. rarely in Pass., σκοπῶν καὶ σκοπούμενος ὑπ᾽ ἄλλων considering and being considered, Pl.Lg.772d; λόγος . . αἰσχρὸς τοῖς σκοπουμένοις is disgraceful in the very matter considered, D.20.54 (s.v.l., τοῖς ς. secl. Dobree).
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