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ἐκδέχομαι 1 2

I.mostly of persons, take or receive from another, τί τινι Il., Aesch. take up, of a successor, τὴν ἀρχὴν παρά τινος Hdt., etc.; often also with the acc. omitted, ἐξεδέξατο Σαδυάττης (sc. τὴν βασιληΐην) he succeeded, id=Hdt. take up the argument, ὥσπερ σφαῖραν ἐκδ. τὸν λόγον Plat. wait for, expect, Soph.
II.of events, to await, Lat. excipere, Hdt.
III.of contiguous countries, to come next, id=Hdt.

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