A.Act. to attempt, endeavour, try to do, c. inf., Il., Hdt., etc.
II.c. gen. pers. to make trial of one, Il.: in hostile sense, to make an attempt on, Hom., Hdt.
absol. to try one's fortune, try one's skill in thieving
; ναυσὶ π. to make an attempt
by sea, Thuc.
; cf. πειρατής.
IV.c. acc. pers. to make an attempt on, Ar.
Dep. in the same sense, c. inf. to try to
;—also foll. by εἰ
, to try
; by μή
II.most commonly, c. gen.,
c. gen. pers. to make trial of
one, to see whether he is trustworthy, Hom.
:—also in hostile sense, to make trial of the strength
of an enemy, Il.
; π. τῆς Πελοποννήσου to make an attempt
on it, Hdt.
; τοῦ τείχους Thuc.
c. gen. rei, to make proof
or trial of
one's strength, Hom.
:— to try one's chance at
a work or contest, id=Hom.
:—also to make proof
of a thing, to see what it is good for, τόξου, νευρῆς Od.
:— to make proof of, have experience of, make acquaintance with
3.absol. to try one's fortune, try the chances of war, Il.
2.c. acc. pers. to make an attempt on, Pind.