I.to owe, have to pay
or account for
, etc.; ὀφ. τινί to be debtor
to another, Ar.
; absol. to be in debt
:—Pass. to be owed, to be due
, attic: of persons, to be liable to
, θανάτωι πάντες ὀφειλόμεθα
(as Horace debemur morti)
these tenses are also used, foll. by inf., to express a wish that cannot be accomplished, τὴν ὄφελε κατακτάμεν Ἄρτεμις would that
Artemis had slain her! (but she had not), Lat. utinam interfecisset! id=Il.
; often preceded by εἴθε
), αἴθ᾽ ὄφελες ἄγονός τ᾽ ἔμεναι O that thou hadst
been unborn, id=Il.
; αἴθ᾽ ὤφελλ᾽ ὁ ξεῖνος ὀλέσθαι Od.
; —so with ὡς, ὡς ὄφελον ὤλέσθαι O that I had
; ὡς ὤφελες ὀλέσθαι id=Il.
; with negat., μηδ᾽ ὄφελες λίσσεσθαι would thou hadst never
; so in attic:—in late Greek with Ind., ὄφελον ἐβασιλεύσατε
, for βασιλεῦσαι
ye were kings, NTest.