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τλάω perfect forms are used with pres. sense take upon oneself, to bear, suffer, undergo: c. acc. rei, ἔτλην οἷ᾽ οὔπω καὶ ἄλλος Il.; ἔτλην ἀνέρος εὐνήν I submitted to be wedded to a man, id=Il.; τλῆ ὀϊστόν submitted to be wounded by it, id=Il.; ἔτλα πένθος Pind., etc.
2.absol. to hold out, endure, be patient, submit, Hom.; esp. in imperat., τέτλαθι, μῆτερ ἐμή Il.; τλῆτε, φίλοι Od.; in part., τετληότι θυμῶι with patient soul, id=Od.; κραδίη τετληυῖα id=Od.
II.c. inf. to dare or venture to do, id=Od., Pind., etc.:—in attic Poets, to dare to do a thing good or bad, hence either to have the courage, hardihood, effrontery, cruelty, or to have the grace, patience, to do anything, ἔς τε δὴ ἔτλην γεγωνεῖν till I took courage to tell, Aesch.; ἔτλα ἀλλάξαι submitted to exchange, Soph.; οὐδ᾽ ἔτλης ἐφυβρίσαι nor hadst thou the cruelty to insult, id=Soph.; οὐ γὰρ ἂν τλαίην ἰδεῖν I could not bear to see, Ar.
2.c. acc. rei, to dare a thing, i. e. dare to do it, ἄτλητα τλᾶσα Aesch.; εἰ καὶ τοῦτ᾽ ἔτλη Soph.

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