I.to reach, stretch, stretch out
, Lat. porrigo
, χεῖρ᾽ ὀρέγων Od.
; esp. in entreaty, id=Od.
2.to reach out, hold out, hand, give, Hom., Hes., etc.
II.Mid. and Pass.,
absol. to stretch oneself out, stretch forth one's hand
; ὀρέξασθαι ἀπὸ δίφρου to reach
or lean over
the chariot, Hes.
; ἔγχει ὀρεξάσθω let him lunge with
the spear (from the chariot, instead of dismounting), Il.
; ποσσὶν ὀρωρέχαται πολεμίζειν
, of horses, they stretched themselves, galloped
, to the fight, id=Il.
; ὀρέξατ᾽ ἰών he stretched himself
as he went, i. e. went at full stride
; ὀρωρέχατο προτὶ δειρήν stretched themselves
with the neck (like Virgil's irasci in cornua, in clipeum assurgere)
:—of fish, to rise at the bait
metaph. to reach after, grasp at, yearn for
a thing, c. gen., Eur.
, etc.:—c. inf., πόλιν ὠρέξατ᾽ οἰκεῖν Eur.
c. acc. to help oneself to
, σῖτον id=Eur.