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αἱρέω , fut. -ήσω, aor. εἷλον, ἕλον (ϝέλον), iter. ἕλεσκον, mid. αἱρεύμενοι, αἱρήσομαι, εἱλόμην, ἑλόμην: I. act., take, ‘grasp,’ ‘seize’ (freq. w. part. gen.), ‘capture,’ ‘overtake’ in running; of receiving prizes (Il. 23.779), embracing (Od. 11.205), putting on (‘donning’) garments (Od. 17.58), ‘taking up’ a story at some point (Od. 8.500); γαῖαν ὀδὰξ ἑλεῖν, ‘bite the dust;’ freq. of hitting in combat, and esp. euphemistic, ἕλεν, he ‘slew’; met. of feelings, χόλος αἱρεῖ με, ἵμερος, δέος, etc., so ὕπνος.—II. mid., take as one's own, to or for oneself, choose; of taking food, robbing or stripping another, taking an oath from one (τινός, Od. 4.746, τινί, Il. 22.119); also met., ἄλκιμον ἦτορ, φιλότητα ἑλέσθαι, Il. 16.282.
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