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λέγω2 gather, pick up, Lat. lego, colligo, Hom., Pind.; αἱμασιὰς λέγων picking out stones for building walls, Od.:—Mid. to gather for oneself, Il.
2.Mid. to choose for oneself, pick out, Hom.:—Pass. to be chosen, Il. count, tell, reckon up, Od.; μετὰ τοῖσιν ἐλέγμην I reckoned myself among them, id=Od.; λέκτο δ᾽ ἀριθμόν he told him over the number, id=Od.:—Pass., μετὰ τοῖσιν ἐλέχθην I was counted among these, Il. in attic, λ. ἐν ἐχθροῖς to count among one's enemies, count as a foe, Aesch.; λ. τινὰ οὐδαμοῦ to count him as naught, nullo in numero habere, Soph. recount, tell over, Od., Aesch., etc.:—Mid., τί σὲ χρὴ ταῦτα λέγεσθαι; why need'st thou tell the tale thereof? Il.; μηκέτι ταῦτα λεγώμεθα id=Il.

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