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I.Dep. to be gone, to have gone, Lat. abesse (not abire), in perf. sense, and imperf. ὠιχόμην in plup. sense, directly opp. to ἥκω, to have come, while ἔρχομαι, to go or come, serves as the pres. to both, Hom., etc.;—often c. part., οἴχεται φεύγων is fled and gone, Il.; ὤιχετ᾽ ἀποπτάμενος he hath taken flight and gone, id=Il.; οἴχεται θανών (v. infr. II. 1); also with an adj., οἴχεται φροῦδος he's clean gone, Ar.:—c. acc. pers. to have escaped from, id=Il.
II.Special usages,
1.euphem. for θνήσκω, to be gone hence, οἴχεται εἰς Ἀΐδαο Il.; in attic, οἴχεται θανών Soph., etc.:—part. οἰχόμενος for θανών, departed, dead, Trag.; but in Hom. simply absent or away, Ὀδυσῆος πόθος οἰχομένοιο desire of the absent Ulysses, Od. be undone, ruined, Soph.; esp. in ὤιχωκα or οἴχωκα, Lat. perii, Aesch., etc.
3.of things, to denote any quick, violent motion, to rush, sweep along, Il.

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