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μηχανάομαι μηχανή Lat. machinari, to make by art, put together, construct, build, Il., Hdt., etc.; generally to prepare, make ready, Hdt., Aesch., etc. contrive, devise, by art or cunning, Hom., etc.;—also simply to cause, effect, Hdt., attic:—absol. to form designs, Od.:—c. acc. et inf. to contrive to do or that a thing may be, Xen.
II.Mid. to procure for oneself, Soph., Xen.
B.the Act. μηχανάω is used by Hom. only in epic part., ἀτάσθαλα μηχανόωντας contriving dire effects, Od., and by Soph. in inf. μηχανᾶν: but perf. μεμηχάνημαι is used in pass. sense by Hdt. and in attic; but also in act. sense, Plat., Xen.

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