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μάχη 1 μάχομαι

I.battle, fight, combat, Hom., etc.; μάχαι ναῶν sea fights, Pind.:—with Verbs, μάχην μάχεσθαι to fight a battle, Il., attic; μάχην ἀρτύνειν, ἐγείρειν, ὀρνύμεν, ὀτρύνειν Il.; μάχην συνάπτειν or συμβάλλειν τινί to engage battle with one, Aesch., Eur.; also, διὰ μάχης τινὶ ἀπικέσθαι, ἔρχεσθαι, ἥκειν, μολεῖν Hdt., attic; μάχην νικᾶν to win a battle, Xen.:— μάχη τινός battle with an enemy, Il., etc. pl. quarrels, strifes, wranglings, id=Il., Plat.
3.= ἀγών, a contest for a prize in the games, Pind.: generally a struggle, Xen.
II.a mode of fighting, way of battle, Hdt., Xen.
III.a field of battle, Xen.

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