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149. Reciprocal middle.

As the reflexive may be used for the reciprocal, so the middle, which represents the reflexive relation, may be used to intimate the reciprocal relation. Such verbs are “μάχεσθαι”, se battre, sich schlagen,ἀγωνίζεσθαι, διαλέγεσθαι”, and many other deponent verbs.

ἐν χερσὶ γενόμενοι ἐμάχοντο”, THUC.7.5.2; Coming to close quarters they fought, but “ἀλλήλοις . . . ἐμάχοντο”, 3.77.2; They fought one another.

THUC.7.5.2(see above).

HDT.2.63:κεφαλάς τε συναράσσονται”, They butt one another's heads.

AR. Pl. 329-30: “τριωβόλου μὲν εἵνεκα” | “ὠστιζόμεσθ᾽ ἑκάστοτ᾽ ἐν τἦκκλησίᾳ”, We hustle one another; but Ach. 24-5: “ὠστιοῦνται . . . ἀλλήλοισι”.

SOPH. O. C. 424:ἧς ῾σξ. “μάχης”) νῦν ἔχονται κἀπαναίρονται δόρυ” .

PIND. O. 1.98: “ταχυτὰς ποδῶν ἐρίζεται” = “ταχεῖς πόδες ἐρίζονται”.

HES. O. et D. 37: “κλῆρον ἐδασσάμεθ”(“α”).

HOM. Il. 23.735: “μηκέτ᾽ ἐρείδεσθον”, No longer press each the other.

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