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πέλω , πέλει, ipf. πέλεν, aor. ἔπλε, and πέλομαι, imp. πέλευ, ipf. πέλοντο, iter. 2 sing. πελέσκεο, aor. ἔπλεο, ἔπλευ, ἔπλετο: a poetic synonym of εἶναι, γίγνεσθαι, perhaps originally containing some idea of motion (versari), but in Homer simply to be, Il. 3.3, Il. 12.271, Od. 13.60, Il. 5.729; the aor. has pres. signif. (like ἔφυ in Attic), εἰ δή ῤ̔ ἐθέλεις καί τοι φίλον ἔπλετο θυ_μῷ, ‘and it pleases thee,’ Il. 14.337, Od. 13.145, etc.
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