I.to be without means or resource; and so,
1.to be at a loss, be in doubt, be puzzled
, mostly followed by a relative clause, ἀπ. ὅκως διαβήσεται to be at a loss
how he shall cross, Hdt.
; ἀπ. ὅ τι χρὴ ποιεῖν Xen.
; with an acc. added, ἀπ. τὴν ἔλασιν ὅκως διεκπερᾶι to be at a loss about
his march, how he shall cross, Hdt.
; and with an acc. only, to be at a loss about
; c. inf. to be at a loss how
to do, Ar.
; ἀπ. περί τινος Plat.
:—also absol., οὐκ ἀπορήσας
, etc.:—Mid. in same sense, id=Hdt.
2.in Pass., of things, to be left wanting, left unprovided for, Xen.
II.c. gen. rei, to be at a loss for, in want of, Soph., Thuc., etc.
III.ἀπ. τινι to be at a loss by reason of, by means
of something, Xen.
IV.absol. to be in want, be poor, Plat.