imperf. ἐχρῆν, also without the augm. χρῆν even in attic
I.it is fated, necessary
, etc.; οὐδὲ ἓν ἴαμα ὅ τι χρῆν προσφέροντας ὠφελεῖν
no one remedy which one was sure
to do good by administering, Thuc.
:—c. inf. it must, must needs, one must
to do, Hom.
, attic; more often, like Lat. oportet
, c. acc. pers. et inf. one must, one must needs, it behoves, befits
one to . . , οὐδέ τί σε χρὴ νηλεὲς ἦτορ ἔχειν Il.
, etc.; often the inf. must be supplied from the context, τίπτε μάχης ἀποπαύεαι; οὐδέ τί σε χρή
), why cease from battle? for it behoves
thee not, Il.
; so, ὅθι χρὴ πεζὸν ἐόντα
; ἐπιπλεύσειέ τις ὡς χρή
:—absol., ἐρεῖ τις, οὐ χρῆν
[sc. τοῦτο ποιεῖν], ἀλλὰ τί χρῆν εἴπατε Eur.
sometimes in a less strong sense, πῶς χρὴ τοῦτο περᾶσαι
; how is one to
get through this? Theocr.