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χράω2 furnish what is needful
1.Act. of gods and oracles, to furnish the needful answer, to declare, pronounce, proclaim, χρήσω βουλὴν Διός Hhymn.; Πυθίη οἱ χρᾶι τάδε Hdt., etc.: c. inf. to warn or direct by oracle, χρήσαντ᾽ ἐμοὶ ἐκτὸς αἰτίας εἶναι that I should be, Aesch.; τοῦ θεοῦ χρήσαντος Thuc.
2.Pass. to be declared, proclaimed by an oracle, τίς οὖν ἐχρήσθη; Eur.; of the oracle, τὰ χρηστήρια ταῦτά σφι ἐχρήσθη Hdt.; πείθου τὰ χρησθέντ᾽ Soph.: impers., c. inf., καί σφι ἐχρήσθη ἀνέμοισι εὔχεσθαι Hdt.
3.Mid. to consult a god or oracle, to inquire of a god or oracle, consult him or it, c. dat., ψυχῆι χρησόμενος Τειρεσίαο Od.; χρ. θεῶι, Lat. uti oraculo, Hdt., etc. —From the sense of using an oracle comes the general sense of χράομαι to use (v. χράομαι):—absol. to consult the oracle, Od., Hdt.; οἱ χρώμενοι the consulters, Eur.:—perf. part., κεχρημένος one who has received an oracular response, Arist. furnish with a thing, in which sense κίχρημι was the pres. in use, with fut. χρήσω: aor1 ἔχρησα: perf. κέχρηκα:— Mid., pres. in use κίχραμαι, aor1 ἐχρησάμην: — to furnish the use of a thing, i. e. to lend, Hdt., Ar., etc.:—Mid. to have furnished one, borrow, Eur.; πόδας χρήσας, ὄμματα χρησάμενος having lent feet and borrowed eyes, of a blind man carrying a lame one, Anth.

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