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εἴκω Root ϜΙΚ, cf. Lat. vito for victo ; cf. εἰκαθεῖν yield, give way, draw back, retire, Il.
2.c. dat. pers. et gen. loci, μηδ᾽ εἴκετε χάρμης Ἀργείοις shrink not from the fight for them, id=Il.; εἴκειν τινὶ τῆς ὁδοῦ, Lat. concedere alicui de via, Hdt.
3.with dat. pers. only, to yield to, give way to, either in battle or a mark of honour, Hom.:—then, to give way to any passion or impulse, ὧι θυμῶι εἴξας Il.; αἰδοῖ Od.:—also of circumstances, πενίηι εἴκων id=Il.; κακοῖς, ἀνάγκηι Aesch.
4.εἴκειν τινί τι, where the acc. is adverbial, μένος οὐδενὶ εἴκων yielding to none in force, Hom.; c. acc. cogn., εἴξαντας δεῖ yielding in . . , Soph.
II.trans. to yield up, give up, εἶξαί τέ οἱ ἡνία give the horse the rein, Il.:— to grant, allow, Lat. concedere, ὁπηνίκ᾽ ἂν θεὸς πλοῦν ἡμὶν εἴκηι Soph.
III.impers., like παρείκει, it is allowable or possible, Il.

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