trans. to watch, guard, keep, defend
, etc.; φυλάττειν τινὰ ἀπό τινος to guard
one from a person or thing, Xen.
:—also φ. τινὰ μὴ πάσχειν to guard
one against suffering, Soph.
:—Pass. to be watched, kept under guard
2.to watch for, lie in wait
or ambush for
; φ. τὸ σύμβολον to look out for
the signal-fire, Aesch.
: to watch, to wait for, observe
an appointed time or a fixed event, Hdt.
; φ. νύκτα to wait for
C.Mid., with perf. pass.,
2.c. acc. to keep a thing by one, bear it in mind, Hes., Soph.
4.c. inf. to take care to do, Hdt.
or τινα to beware of, be on one's guard against, shun, avoid
; also φ. πρός τι Thuc.
; ἀπό τινος Xen.
;—c. part., εἰσορῶν φυλάξομαι I will take care
to look on, Soph.
;—c. inf., φ. μὴ ποιεῖν to take care
not to do, guard against
; φ. τὸ μὴ γενέσθαι τι Dem.
; so, φ. μή
or φ. ὅπως μὴ . .
, with subj., to take care
lest a thing happen, Eur.
: rarely c. gen., τῶν εὖ φύλαξαι Soph.
III.sometimes Act. has sense of Mid., Eur., Plat.