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χράω1 only in imperf.

I.c. dat. pers. to fall upon, attack, assail, στυγερὸς δέ οἱ ἔχραε δαίμων Od.
II.c. inf. to be bent on doing, to be eager to do, τίπτε ἐμὸν ῥόον ἔχραε κήδειν; why was he so eager to vex my stream? Il.; μνηστῆρες, οἳ ἐχράετε ἐσθιέμεν καὶ πινέμεν ye suitors, who were so eager to eat and drink, Od. this must also be referred the forms χρῆις, χρῆι, (formed like λῆις, λῆι from λάω, διψῆις, -ῆι, πεινῆις, -ῆι from διψάω, πεινάω) = χρῄζω, to desire, εἴτε χρῆι θανεῖν whether she desires to die, Soph.; δρᾶν χρῆις id=Soph.; εἴτε χρῆις (sc. κηρύσσειν με) id=Soph.; οὐ χρῆισθα (sc. φωνεῖν); Ar.

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