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τελευτάω complete, finish, accomplish, Lat. perficere, Hom.: to fulfil an oath or promise, id=Hom.; τελευτᾶν τινι κακὸν ἦμαρ to bring about an evil day for one, Od.:—so in attic, ποῖ τελευτῆσαί με χρή; to what end must I bring it? Soph.; Ζεὺς τι νεύσῃ, τοῦτο τελευτᾷ Eur., etc.:—Pass. to be fulfilled, to come to pass, happen, Hom., Eur. bring to an end, esp., τ. τὸν αἰῶνα to finish life, i. e. to die, Hdt.; τ. βίον Aesch.:—also, c. gen., τελευτᾶν βίου to make an end of life, Xen.; so, λόγου τ. Thuc.: —also without βίον, to end life, to die, Hdt., attic; τ. ὑπό τινος to die by another's hand or means, Hdt.
II.intr. be accomplished, id=Hdt. come to an end, to end, Lat. finire, id=Hdt., attic:— foll. by a prep., τ. ἔς τι to come to a certain end, issue in, Hdt., attic; ποῖ ( = ἐς τί) τελευτᾷ; in what does it end? Aesch. die, v. supr.
4.the part. τελευτῶν, ῶσα, ῶν, was used as adv., at the end, at last, τελευτῶν ἔλεγε Hdt.; κἂν ἐγίγνετο πληγὴ τελευτῶσα there would have been a fray to finish with, Soph.; τὰς ὀλοφύρσεις τελευτῶντες ἐξέκαμνον at last they got tired of mourning, Thuc.
5.of a country, to come to an end, Hdt.

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