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ἁλίσκομαι Root ΑΛ ἡλώκει shows up in attic a defect. Pass., the Act. being supplied by αἱρέω be taken, conquered, of persons and places, Hom., etc.; ἁλίσκεσθαι εἰς πολεμίους to fall into the hands of the enemy, Plat. be caught, seized, θανάτῳ ἁλῶναι or without θανάτῳ, to die, Hom.; ἑάλωσαν εἰς Ἀθήνας γράμματα letters were seized and taken to Athens, Xen. good sense, to be won, achieved, attained, Soph., etc.
II.with part. to be caught or detected doing a thing, Hdt.; ἐὰν ἁλῷς τοῦτο πράττων Plat.; also with a Subst. or adj., the part. ὤν being omitted, οὐ γὰρ δὴ φονεὺς ἁλώσομαι Soph., Ar. attic law-term, to be convicted and condemned, Plat., Dem.:—c. gen. criminis, to be convicted of, ἁλῶναι ψευδομαρτυριῶν, etc.

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