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σώζω σῶς

to save, keep:
1.of persons, to save from death, keep alive, preserve, Hom., attic
2.of things, to keep safe, preserve, Hom.:—Mid. to keep or preserve for oneself, Soph., etc. keep, observe, maintain laws, etc., Trag.:—Pass., Thuc. keep in mind, remember, Eur., Plat.:—so in Mid., Soph., Plat.
II.with a sense of motion to a place, to bring one safe to, τὸν δ᾽ ἐσάωσεν ἐς ποταμοῦ προχοάς Od.; σω. τινὰ πρὸς ἤπειρον Aesch.:—in Pass. to come safe, escape to a place, ἐς οἶκον Hdt.; ἐπὶ θάλατταν Xen. carry off safe, rescue from danger, ἐκ πολέμου Il.; ἐκ θανάτοιο Od.; ἀπὸ στρατείας Aesch.:—c. gen., ἐχθρῶν σῶσαι χθόνα to rescue the land from enemies, Soph.; Pass., σωθῆναι κακῶν Eur.
3.c. inf., αἵ σε σώζουσιν θανεῖν who save thee from dying, id=Eur.
4.absol., τὰ σώσοντα what is likely to save, Dem.

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