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διώκω δίω II pursue aperson, to chase, hunt, Il., etc.:—so in Mid., διώκεσθαί τινα πεδίοιο to chase one over or across the plain, Hom.: — to be a follower of a person, attach oneself to him, Xen. pursue an object, seek after, Od., etc.; δ. τὰ συμβάντα to follow or wait for the event, Dem. drive or chase away, banish, Od., Hdt.
III.of the wind, to drive a ship, of rowers, to impel, speed on her way, Od.; of a chariot, to drive, Orac. ap. Hdt.; δ. πόδα to urge on, Aesch.:—then, intr. to drive, drive on, Il.: to gallop, speed, run, Aesch. law-term, to prosecute, bring an action against a man, διώκων the prosecutor (opp. to φεύγων the defendant), Hdt., etc.; διώκων τοῦ ψηφίσματος he who impeaches the words of the decree, Dem.; c. gen. poenae, θανάτου or περὶ θανάτου δ. τινά, Lat. capitis accusare, Xen.: but c. gen. criminis, to accuse of, to prosecute for, δ. τινὰ τυραννίδος Hdt.; δειλίας Ar.; φόνου Plat.; but, φόνον τινὸς δ. to avenge another's murder, Eur.

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