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παραλαμβάνω 1 2 3 receive from another, of persons succeeding to an office, π. τὴν βασιληίην Hdt.; τὴν ἀρχήν Plat., etc.:—also of persons succeeding by inheritance, Eur., Dem.; π. ἀράς to inherit curses, Eur. take upon oneself, undertake, πρᾶγμά τι Ar.: Pass., τὰ παραλαμβανόμενα undertakings, Hdt. take in pledge, id=Hdt.: also, to take by force or treachery, get possession of, id=Hdt., Thuc. receive by hearsay or report, to ascertain, π. τὴν ἀλήθειαν Hdt., etc. take up, catch up, τὸ οὔνομα τοῦτο id=Hdt.
II.c. acc. pers. to take to oneself, associate with oneself, as a wife or mistress, an adopted son, a partner or ally, id=Hdt., Thuc., etc.; as a pupil, Plat. invite, Hdt. wait for, intercept, Lat. excipere, id=Hdt., Xen.: to take prisoner, Polyb.

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