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ποθέω πόθος ποθήμεναι as if from πόθημι long for, yearn after what is absent, to miss or regret what is lost, Lat. desiderare, Hom., etc.; ποθεῖς τὸν οὐ παρόντα Ar.; π. τὰς ἐν τῆι νεότητι ἡδονάς Plat.:—Pass., ποθουμένη (sc. Εἰρήνη) Ar.
II.c. inf. to be anxious to do, Eur.; τὸ νοσοῦν ποθεῖ σε ξυμπαραστάτην λαβεῖν my sickness needs to take thee as an assistant, Soph.
III.absol., τὸ ποθοῦν one's desiring, one's longing, id=Soph. Dep., ποθουμένη φρήν the longing soul, id=Soph.

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