from Root ΛΑΘ
A.in most of the act. tenses, to escape notice, to be unknown, unseen, unnoticed:
c. acc. pers., λ. τινά
only, to escape
his notice, Lat. latere aliquem
, attic; impers., σὲ λέληθε
it has escaped
your notice, Plat.
most often with a part. added, in which case we usually translate the part. by a Verb, and express λανθάνω
by an Adverb, unawares, without being observed, unseen, unknown
; and this, either,
the compd. Verbs ἐκληθάνω, ἐπιλήθω
(v. sub vocc.), take a Causal sense, to make one forget
a thing, c. gen. rei: so in redupl. aor2 λέλαθον, ὄφρα λελάθηι ὀδυνάων
that he may cause
him to forget
his pains, Il.
C.Mid. and Pass. to let a thing escape one, to forget:
2.to forget purposely, to pass over
, ἢ λάθετ᾽ ἢ οὐκ ἐνόησεν
either he chose to forget it
or perceived it not, Il.