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ὠφελέω ὄφελος help, aid, assist, succour, to be of use or service to any one:
1.absol. to be of use or service, τὰ μηδὲν ὠφελοῦντα Aesch.; οὐδὲν ὠφελεῖ Thuc.
2.mostly c. acc. pers., like Lat. juvare, to be of service to, to benefit, Hdt., Aesch., etc.; ὠφ. τινα ἔς τι to be of use to one towards a thing, Thuc.
3.more rarely c. dat. pers., like Lat. prodesse, Trag., Antipho.
4.once c. gen., οὐδεὶς ἔρωτος τοῦδ᾽ ἐφαίνετ᾽ ὠφελῶν no one appeared to help towards this desire, Soph.
5.c. acc. cogn., ὠφέλειαν ὠφ. τινα to render him a service, Plat.; so with a neut. adj., οὐδέν τινα ὠφ. to do one no service, Hdt. (v. supr. 1); πολλά, πλέον, πλεῖστον, ὡς πλεῖστα ὠφ. Eur., etc.

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