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παρατυγχάνω 1 2 happen to be near, be among others, c. dat., Il.; π. τῷ λόγῳ τῷ πάθεϊ to be present at . . , Lat. interesse, Hdt.
2.absol. to happen to be present, id=Hdt.: of a thing, to offer itself, παρατυχούσης τινὸς σωτηρίας Thuc.
3.often in partic. παρατυχών, whoever chanced to be by, i. e. the first comer, any chance person, id=Thuc.;— so, τὸ παρατυγχάνον or παρατυχόν whatever turns up or chances, πρὸς τὸ παρατυγχάνον as circumstances required, id=Thuc.: nom. absol., ἐν τῷ παρατυχόντι id=Thuc.: —παρατυχόν, it being in one's power, since it was in one's power to do, c. inf., id=Thuc.

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