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θηράω 1 θήρα hunt or chase wild beasts, Soph., Xen.:—of men, to catch, capture, Xen.: metaph. to captivate, id=Xen.:— θ. πόλιν to seek to destroy it, Aesch.
2.metaph., like Lat. venari, to hunt after a thing, pursue it eagerly, Trag.:—c. inf. to seek or endeavour to do, Eur.; and in Mid., Soph., Eur.
II.Mid. much like Act. to hunt for, fish for, ἐγχέλεις Ar.; absol., οἱ θηρώμενοι hunters, Xen.
2.metaph. to cast about for, seek after, Hdt., Eur., etc.
III.Pass. to be hunted, pursued, Aesch., etc.

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