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διδάσκω teach (i. e. instruct) a person, or teach a thing, Hom., etc.: c. dupl. acc., σε . . ἱπποσύνας ἐδίδαξαν they taught thee riding, Il.; to teach one a thing, Hom., etc.; also, δ. τινὰ περί τινος Ar.:—c. acc. pers. et inf. to teach one to be so and so, Od.; c. inf. only, δίδαξε βάλλειν taught him how to shoot, Il.;—also with inf. omitted, διδάσκειν τινὰ ἱππέα [sc. εἶναι] to train one as a horseman, Plat.; so, δ. τινὰ σοφόν, κακόν Eur.:— Mid. to teach oneself, learn, Soph.: but the usual sense of the Mid. is to have another taught, of a father, to have his son taught, Plat., etc.:—Pass. to be taught, to learn, c. gen., διδασκόμενος πολέμοιο trained in war, Il.; also c. acc., id=Il., etc.; c. inf., δεδιδαγμένος εἶναι Hdt.; διδάσκεται λέγειν ἀκοῦσαί θ᾽ Eur.
II.διδάσκειν is used of dramatic Poets, who originally taught the actors their parts, Hdt., attic

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