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ἔργω1 for aor2 εἴργαθον v. sub ἐργαθεῖν Mid. and Pass., fut. ἔρξομαι, attic εἴρξομαι

to bar one's way either by shutting in or shutting out: shut in, shut up, Lat. includere, Hom.; ἐντὸς ἐέργειν to enclose, bound, Il.; ἂψ ἐπὶ νῆας ἔεργε drove them to the ships and shut them up there, id=Il.:—of things, δόμον ἐέργειν to shut it up, Od.: —Pass., ἔρχατο were fenced in, Il.; γέφυραι ἐεργμέναι well-secured, strong-built, id=Il. shut out, Lat. excludere, Hom.; ἐκτὸς ἐέργειν Od.
2.c. gen. to shut out or keep away from, Il., Hdt., attic; and with Preps., ἔργ. τι ἀπό τινος Il.; c. dat. pers., εἴργειν μητρὶ δόρυ to keep it off from her, Aesch.:— Pass., εἰργόμενον θανάτου short of death, Aeschin.:— Mid. to keep oneself or abstain from, Hdt., Soph. hinder, prevent from doing, Theogn.:—Pass., οὐδὲν εἴργεται nothing is barred, i. e. all things are permitted, Soph.:—c. inf., mostly with μή added; εἴργει τόνδε μὴ θανεῖν νόμος Eur.; c. inf. only, οὐδὲν εἴργει τελειοῦσθαι τάδε Soph.

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