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καθήκω 1 2 have come or gone down, esp. to fight, Aesch. come down to, come or reach to, Hdt. have come to any one, καθῆκεν ἐς ἡμᾶς λόγος the turn of speaking came to us, Aeschin.
4.of Time, χρόνος καθήκει the time is come, Xen.; ὅταν ἐκ τῶν νόμων καθήκῃ when [the time] appointed by the law comes, Dem. be meet, fit, proper, τοῦ καθήκοντος χρόνου Soph.; αἱ καθ. ἡμέραι the regular, proper days, Dem.
2.impers., καθήκει μοι it belongs to me, beseems me, c. inf., οἷς καθήκει ἀθροίζεσθαι whose duty it is to assemble, Xen.:—in part., τὸ καθῆκον, τὰ καθήκοντα, ionic τὰ κατήκοντα, that which is meet, fit or proper, one's due or duty, Hdt., Xen.; also the present state of things, circumstances, Hdt.

1 ionic κατ-ήκω

2 fut. -ήξω

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