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ὀχέω ὄχος

I.frequent. of ἔχω to uphold, sustain, endure, Od., Pind.; νηπιάας ὀχέειν to keep playing childish tricks, Od.; φρουρὰν ὀχήσω will maintain a watch, Aesch. carry, Eur., Xen. let another ride, to mount him, αὐτὸς βαδίζω, τοῦτον δ᾽ ὀχῶ Ar.; of a general, to let the men ride, Xen.
II.Mid. to have oneself carried, to be carried or borne, Hom., Hdt., attic
2.absol. (without the dat. ἵππωι or νηί), to drive, ride, sail, [ἵπποι] ἀλεγεινοὶ ὀχέεσθαι difficult to use in a chariot, Il.
3.of a ship, to ride at anchor, λεπτή τις ἐλπίς ἐστ᾽ ἐφ᾽ ἧς ὀχούμεθα 'tis but a slender hope on which we ride at anchor, Ar.; so, ὠχεῖσθ᾽ id=Ar.; cf. Plat.; so, ἐπ᾽ ἀσθενοῦς ῥώμης ὀχεῖσθαι Eur. [In Pind. the first syll. is made long, when it was pronounced (and perh. ought to be written) ὀκχέω, v. ὄφις.]

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