for εἶπον orig. had a digamma ϝεῖπον
I.to speak out, tell out, declare
, etc., Hom.
; ῥῆσιν Hdt.
II.to deny, refuse, Il., Plat.
intr. to give up, to be worn out, fail, sink from exhaustion
, etc.; ἀπεῖπεν φάτις
the word failed, was unfulfilled
:—c. dat. pers. to fail
or be wanting to
one, οὐκ ἀπειρηκὼς φίλοις Eur.
:—c. dat. rei, ἀπειρηκότων χρήμασι
, i. e. when they were bankrupt
; also, ἀπ. κακοῖς, ἄλγει to give way to, sink under
; φέροντες ἀπεροῦσιν
they will be tired
of paying, Thuc.