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στεῦμαι , Epic Verb, used by Hom. only in 3sg. pres. and impf., στεῦται, στεῦτο, once by A. in 3sg. στεῦται; 1sg. στεῦμαι cj. for ὑπισχνοῦμαι in Orph.L.82, 3pl. impf.
A.στεῦντοMaiist.60:—In Il. always with inf. fut., make as if one would . . , promise or threaten that one will . . , “στεῦται γάρ τι ἔπος ἐρέεινIl.3.83; “στεῦτο γὰρ εὐχόμενος νικησέμεν2.597; “στεῦται γὰρ νηῶν ἀποκόψειν ἄκρα κόρυμβα9.241; “στεῦτο γὰρ . . οἰσέμεν ἔντεα καλά18.191; “στεῦτο . . ἀπολεψέμεν οὔατα χαλκῷ21.455; “ἐμοί τε καὶ Ἥρῃ στεῦτ᾽ ἀγορεύων Τρωσὶ μαχήσεσθαι5.832; once with inf. aor., στεῦται δ᾽ Ὀδυσῆος ἀκοῦσαι declares he has heard of O., Od.17.525; “στεῦται . . ζυγὸν ἀμφιβαλεῖν δούλιον ἙλλάδιA.Pers.49 (anap.); with inf. pres., στεῦται δ᾽ Ἠελίου γόνος ἔμμεναι boasts that he is . . , A.R.2.1204; with acc. and inf. pres., στεῦντο θεοπλήγεσσιν ἐοικότας εἰδώλοισιν ἔμμεναι λάεσσιν declared that they were . . , Maiist. l.c.: abs. once in Od., στεῦτο δὲ διψάων, πιέειν δ᾽ οὐκ εἶχεν ἑλέσθαι he made eager efforts in his thirst, 11.584. (Aristarch. seems to have connected it with ἵστημι: τὸ στεῦτο κατὰ διάνοιαν ὡρίζετο, οὐκ ἐπὶ τῆς τῶν ποδῶν στάσεως, Sch.Il.2.597, cf. Apollon. Lex., Hsch.: but more prob. στεῦτο (from Στεῦστο with dissimilation) corresponds to Ved. asto[snull ][tnull ]a 'solemnly proclaimed concerning himself', 3sg. sigmatic aor. middle of stu-.
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