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ἀνάσσω be lord, master, owner, to rule, in a place, c. dat., Ἄργεϊ, νήσοισι ἀν.; or c. gen. to be lord of, rule over, Τενέδοιο, Ἀργείων Hom.: also, μετ᾽ ἀθανάτοισι ἀν. to be first among the immortals, Il.:—Mid., τρὶς ἀνάξασθαι γένεα ἀνδρῶν to have been king for three generations, Od.:—Pass. to be ruled, id=Hom. Trag. metaph. of things, κώπης ἀνάσσειν, etc., Eur., cf. ἄναξ IV:—Pass., παρ᾽ ὅτῳ σκῆπτρον ἀνάσσεται by whom the sceptre is held as lord, Soph.

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