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χραισμ-έω , Ep. Verb (not in Od. or Hes.), pres. only in Nic.Th. 914: fut. 3sg.
A.χραισμήσειIl.20.296, Ep. inf. “-ησέμεν21.316: aor. 1 Ep. 3sg. “χραίσμησε16.837; inf. “χραισμῆσαι11.120: used by Hom. most freq. in aor. 2, 3sg. “ἔχραισμε14.66, Ep. “χραῖσμε5.53, 7.144; subj. 3sg. χραίσμῃ, χραίσμῃσι, 1.28, 11.387; 3pl. “χραίσμωσι1.566; inf. χραισμεῖν ib.242, al.:—prop. ward off something destructive from one, c. acc. rei et dat. pers., “οὐ κορύνη οἱ ὄλεθρον χραῖσμε σιδηρείηIl.7.144; “οὐδέ τί οἱ χραισμήσει λυγρὸν ὄλεθρον20.296; “τοῖς οὔ τις δύνατο χραισμῆσαι ὄλεθρον Τρώων11.120: once c. acc. pers. (supplied), μή νύ τοι οὐ χραίσμωσιν [με] ἆσσον ἰόνθ᾽ keep [me] off from you, 1.566.
2. more freq. c. dat. pers. only, defend, succour (though the notion of warding off injury is always implied), freq. in Il., 1.28, 5.53, al.: c. neut. Adj., χραισμεῖν τι assist, avail at all, 1.242, 21.193, al.; abs., 14.66, 15.652.—Hom. uses χραισμεῖν with negs. expressed or implied (in Il.21.193, εἰ δύναταί τι χραισμεῖν is ironical for οὔτι χ. δύναται), cf. 15.32. In positive clauses first in A.R.2.249, al.; imper. “χραίσμετεId.2.218. (Said by Sch. A.R. 2.218 to belong to the dialect of the Clitorians in Arcadia.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (22):
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.652
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.28
    • Homer, Iliad, 7.144
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.53
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 1.566
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 1.28
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 11.387
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 14.66
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 242
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 5.53
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 7.144
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.120
    • Homer, Iliad, 14.66
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.32
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.837
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.242
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.566
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.296
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.193
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.316
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.218
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.249
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