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διαφέρω 1 2 3 4 5 6 carry over or across, δ. ναῦς τὸν Ἰσθμόν Thuc.: to carry from one to another, κηρύγματα Eur.:—metaph., γλῶσσαν διοίσει will put the tongue in motion, will speak, Soph.
2.of Time, δ. τὸν αἰῶνα, τὸν βίον to go through life, Hdt., Eur.; absol., ἄπαις διοίσει id=Eur.: —in Mid., διοίσεται will pass his life, Soph.; σκοπούμενος διοίσει Xen. bear through, bear to the end, σκῆπτρα Eur., etc. bear to the end, go through with, πόλεμον Hdt., Thuc.:— to endure, support, sustain, Lat. perferre, Soph., Eur. carry different ways, to toss or cast about, id=Eur. spread abroad, Dem. tear asunder, Lat. differre, Aesch., Eur.
4.δ. τὴν ψῆφον to give one's vote a different way, i. e. against another, Hdt.: also simply, to give each man his vote, Eur., Thuc.
III.intr. to differ, make a difference, Pind., Eur.: c. gen. to be different from, id=Eur., Ar.
2.impers. διαφέρει, it makes a difference, πλεῖστον δ., Lat. multum interest, βραχὺ δ. it makes little difference, Eur.; οὐδὲν διαφέρει Plat.;—c. dat. pers., διαφέρει μοι it makes a difference to me, id=Plat.; αὐτῷ ἰδίᾳ τι δ. he has some private interest at stake, Thuc.
3.τὸ δ., τὰ διαφέροντα, the difference, the odds, id=Thuc., etc.; but τὰ δ. also simply points of difference, id=Thuc. be different from a man, i. e. to surpass, excel him, c. gen., id=Thuc., Plat.:—in a compar. sense, διέφερεν ἀλέξασθαι . . it was better to defend oneself than . . , Xen. prevail, of a belief, Thuc.

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