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κρατέω κράτος

to be strong, mighty, powerful: hence,
I.absol. to rule, hold sway, be sovereign, Hom., Trag.; κρατοῦσα the lady of the house, Aesch.
2.c. dat. to rule among, κρατέεις νεκύεσσιν Od.
3.c. gen. to be lord or master of, ruler over, πάντων Hom.; δωμάτων Aesch., etc. conquer, prevail, get the upper hand, Hdt., attic; κρ. γνώμηι to prevail in opinion, Hdt.; τῆι μάχηι Eur., etc.;—also c. acc. cogn., κρ. τὸν ἀγῶνα Dem.:— οἱ κρατοῦντες the conquerors, Xen.:—of reports, etc., to prevail, become current, Soph., Thuc.
2.impers., κατθανεῖν κρατεῖ 'tis better to die, Aesch.; κρατεῖ ἀπολέσθαι Eur.
3.c. gen. to prevail over, Aesch.; λόγος τοῦ ἔργου ἐκράτει surpassed, went beyond it, Thuc.
4.c. acc. to conquer, master, outdo, surpass, Pind., attic:—Pass. to be conquered, Hdt., attic become master of, get possession of τῆς ἀρχῆς Hdt.; τῆς γῆς Thuc. lay hold of, τῆς χειρός NTest.
2.c. acc. rei, to seize, hold fast, θρόνους Soph., Xen. control, command, Aesch.

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