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γαμέω γάμος marry, i. e. to take to wife, Lat. ducere, of the man, Hom., etc.; ἔγημε θυγατρῶν married one of his daughters, Il.:—c. acc. cogn., γάμον γαμεῖν, Aesch., Eur.:— ἐκ κακοῦ, ἐξ ἀγαθοῦ γῆμαι to marry a wife of mean or noble stock, Theogn.
II.Mid. to give oneself or one's child in marriage:
1.of the woman, to give herself in marriage, i. e. to get married, to wed, Lat. nubere, c. dat., Od., Hdt.; γήμασθαι εἰς . . to marry into a family, Eur.:—ironically of a henpecked husband, κεῖνος οὐκ ἔγημεν ἀλλ᾽ ἐγήματο Anacr.; (cf. Martial, uxori nubere nolo meae); so Medea speaks contemptuously of Jason, as if she were the husband, γαμοῦσα σέ Eur.
2.of the parents, to get their children married, or betroth them, to get a wife for the son, Πηλεύς μοι γυναῖκα γαμέσσεται Il.

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