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τεκμαίρομαι τέκμαρ fix by a mark or boundary, to ordain, decree, Hom.: to lay a task upon a person, enjoin, appoint, Od.:—c. inf. to design, purpose to do, Hhymn. judge from signs and tokens, to form a judgment respecting a thing, calculate, Eur.: absol. to conjecture, Xen.:—the reason is added in the dat., ἐμπύροις τεκμαίρεσθαι to judge by the burnt-offering, Pind.; τεκμ. ἔργωι κοὐ λόγωι τ. Aesch.; τὰ καινὰ τοῖς πάλαι Soph., etc.:—c. inf., τ. τοῦτο οὕτω ἕξειν Xen. Act. τεκμαίρω occurs in Poets, to shew by a sign or token, τεκμαίρει χρῆμ᾽ ἕκαστον circumstance proves the man, Pind.; τεκμαίρει ἰδεῖν gives signs [for men] to see, id=Pind.; τέκμηρον, τι μ᾽ ἐπαμμένει παθεῖν shew me what it awaits me to suffer, Aesch.

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