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φέρω , subj. φέρῃσι, imp. φέρτε, inf. φερέμεν, ipf. iter. φέρεσκον, fut. οἴσω, inf. οἰσέμεν, aor. 2 imp. οἶσε, -έτω, -ετε, inf. οἰσέμεναι), aor. 1 ἤνεικα, ἔνεικα, opt. ἐνείκαι, inf. ἐνεῖκαι, part. ἐνείκα_ς, also aor. 2 opt. ἐνείκοι, inf. ἐνεικέμεν, mid. fut. οἴσομαι, aor. 1 ἠνείκαντο: I. act., bear, carry, bring, convey, in the ordinary ways not needing illustration; more special uses, of the earth yielding fruits, of rendering homage or offerings, bearing tidings, of winds sweeping, driving, scattering things, Od. 4.229, Il. 15.175, Od. 10.48; fig., ‘endure,’ Od. 18.135; ‘spread wide,’ Od. 3.204 ; ἦρα φέρειν (see ἦρα), κακόν, πῆμά τινι, φέρειν καὶ ἄγειν (agere ferre), ‘plunder,’ Il. 5.484. The part. φέρων is often added to verbs by way of amplification, so the inf. φέρειν (φέρεσθαι), cf. ‘to keep,’ Od. 1.127, Il. 23.513.—II. pass., be borne (ferri), either intentionally, rush, charge, Il. 15.743, Od. 20.172; or involuntarily, be swept, hurried along, Il. 1.592. — III. mid., carry off for oneself, bear away, esp. of prizes, victory, τὰ πρῶτα, κράτος, Ψ 275, Il. 13.486.
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