*A.trans. to hold fast, Hes.
2.to hold back, withhold, Hom.:— to check, restrain, control, bridle, Hdt., attic: —Pass. to be held down, to be bound, kept under, Hdt.
3.to detain, id=Hdt., Xen.:—Pass. to be detained, to stay, stop, tarry, Hdt., Soph.
II.to have in possession, possess, occupy, Trag.
3.βιοτὰν κ. to continue
a life, id=Soph.
5.of the grave, to confine, cover, Hom.
6.of conditions and the like, to hold down, overpower, oppress, afflict, Od., Soph.: —of circumstances, to occupy or engage one, Hdt.
7.to occupy, in right of conquest, id=Hdt., Soph., etc.
8.to master, understand, Plat.
9.in Pass., of persons, to be possessed, inspired, Xen., Plat.
III.to follow close upon, press hard
, Lat. urgere
IV.to bring a ship to land, bring it in or to, Hdt.
) to control oneself
:— to hold, stop, cease
, of the wind, Ar.
2.to come from the high sea to shore, put in, Hhymn., Hdt., attic
, ὁ λόγος κατέχει
the report prevails, is rife
; σεισμοὶ κατ.
earthquakes prevail, are frequent
4.to have the upper hand, Theogn., Arist.
C.Mid. to keep back for oneself, embezzle, Hdt.
2.to cover oneself, v. supr. A. II. 4.
3.to hold, contain, Polyb.
the aor. mid. is also used like a Pass., to be stopped, to stop
:— κατασχόμενος subdued