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ἀλέξω From Root ΑΛΚ, v. ἄλαλκε Note that some stems are formed from ἀλεξέω and others from ἀλέκω. ward or keep off, turn away or aside; c. acc. rei, Ζεὺς τό γ᾽ ἀλεξήσειε Od.; c. acc. rei et dat. pers., Δαναοῖσιν ἀλεξήσειν κακὸν ἦμαρ will ward it off from them, Il., etc.: —then c. dat. pers. only, to assist, defend, id=Il., Xen.; absol. to lend aid, Il.: —Mid. to keep off from oneself, defend oneself against, c. acc., id=Il.: absol. to defend oneself, id=Il., Soph.
2.Mid., also, to recompense, requite, τοὺς εὖ καὶ κακῶς ποιοῦντας ἀλεξόμενος Xen.

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