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ὀφείλω, ὀφέλλω , ipf. ὄφειλον, ὤφελλον, ὄφελλον, aor. 2 ὄφελον, ὤφελες, pass. ὀφείλεται, ipf. ὀφείλετο: owe, ought; χρεῖος ὄφειλον, ‘they were owing’ a debt; pass. χρεῖος ὀφείλεταί μοι, ‘is due’ me, Il. 11.688, 686, Od. 3.367; then of obligation (ipf. and aor. 2), τι_μήν πέρ μοι ὄφελλεν Ὀλύμπιος ἐγγυαλίξαι, honor at all events ‘he ought to have bestowed’ upon me, Il. 1.353; hence the use in wishes impossible of realization (past or present), explained in the grammars, αἴθ᾽ ὄφελες παρὰ νηυσὶν ἀδάκρυ_τος καὶ ἀπήμων | ἧσθαι, ‘would that thou wert sitting, etc.,’ Il. 1.415.
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