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ὀρέγνυ_μι, ὀρέγω , part. ὀρέγων, ὀρεγνυ?ς, fut. ὀρέξω, aor. ὤρεξα, mid. pres. inf. ὀρέγεσθαι, aor. ὠρέξατο), ὀρέξατο), perf. 3 pl. ὀρωρέχαται, plup. 3 pl. ὀρωρέχατο: reach, extend, mid., stretch out oneself, or one's own hands, etc., reach for, τινός, sometimes τὶ, Il. 16.314, 322, Il. 23.805; of ‘reaching and giving’ something, Il. 24.102; and metaph., ὁπποτέροισι πατὴρ Ζεὺς κῦδος ὀρέξῃ, ‘may bestow,’ Il. 5.33; mid., of trying to hit, ‘lunging’ at one with the spear, Il. 4.307; of horses ‘laying themselves out,’ to exert their speed (perf. and plup.), Il. 16.834; so δράκοντες, ‘outstretched,’ Il. 11.26.
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