impf. act for ὀνίνημι supplied by ὠφέλουν
Act. to profit, benefit, help, assist
, and, like Lat. juvo, to gratify, delight
; absol. and c. acc. pers., Il.
, etc.; πολλὰ ὀν. τινα Od.
; ὡς ὤνησας ὅτι ἀπεκρίνω
how you pleased
me by answering, Plat.
Mid. to have profit
or advantage, derive benefit, have enjoyment
, etc.; c. gen. to have advantage from, have enjoyment of
, δαιτὸς ὄνησο Od.
; τί σευ ἄλλος ὀνήσεται
; what good will
of thee, i. e. what good will you have done them? Il.
; so, ὄνασθαί τι ἀπό τινος Plat.
aor. opt. ὀναίμην, αιο, αιτο
, in protestations and wishes, ὄναιο
, Lat. sis felix! Eur.
, etc.; and c. gen., ὄναιο τῶν φρενῶν bless thee
for thy good sense, id=Eur.
; μὴ νῦν ὀναίμην may I
must be supplied), Soph.
:—also in ironical sense, ὄναιο μέν τἄν you'd be the better of
; ἁλσὶν διασμηχθεὶς ὄναιτ᾽ ἂν οὑτοσί he'd be very nice
if he were rubbed down with salt, id=Ar.