previous next


to enjoy oneself, take delight, take one's pleasure, Od., etc.—Construction:
1.with participle, ἥσατο πίνων Od.; ἥσθη ἀκούσας he was glad to have heard, Hdt., etc.
2.c. dat., ἥδεσθαί τινι to delight in or at a thing, id=Hdt., etc.; ἐπί τινι Xen., etc.;—rarely c. gen., πώματος ἥσθη he enjoyed the draught, Soph.
3.c. acc. and part., ἥσθην πατέρα τὸν ἀμὸν εὐλογοῦντά σε I was pleased to hear you praising him, id=Soph.
4.part. as an adj. glad, delighted, Ar.: also, like βουλομένωι, ἀσμένωι, in the phrase ἡδομένωι ἐστί μοί τι I am well pleased at the thing happening, Hdt., Plat.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: