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τελει-όω and τελεόω (the latter always in Hdt., and the prevailing form in Att. Prose, v. infr., and cf. τέλειος init.):—
A.make perfect, complete:
I. of things, acts, works, time, make perfect, complete, accomplish, “πάντα ἐτελέωσε ποιήσαςHdt.1.120; τελεώσαντες τὰς σπονδάς having completed the libations, Th.6.32; “τελειοῖ τὴν ἐνέργειαν ἡδονήArist.EN1174b23; τ. βίου ἐνιαυτούς complete the tale of years, App.Anth.2.281 (Philadelphia); “τὸ ἔργονEv.Jo.4.34; “τὰς ἡμέραςEv.Luc.2.43; “τὸν δρόμονAct.Ap.20.24; “τὸν περὶ παιδοτροφίας λόγον ἐνθάδε τελειοῦμενSor.1.126:—Med., Iamb.VP29.158, Protr. 20:—Pass., to be accomplished, Hdt.1.160, S.Tr.1257; “ἐπειδὴ χρόνος ἐτελεώθηPl.Plt.272d; τελεωθέντων ἀμφοτέροισι when both men had their wishes accomplished, Hdt.5.11.
b. execute a legal instrument, make it valid by completing it, PCair.Preis.43.10 (i A.D.), PAmh.2.111.16 (ii A.D.), BGU578.21 (ii A.D.), 1657.6 (iii A.D.).
2. in Logic, τ. τὸ εἶδος complete, make perfect the form or species, Arist. EN1174a16:—Pass., of syllogisms, to be made perfect (by reduction to the 1st figure, the other figures being ἀτελεῖς), Id.APr.29a16, 30, al.
3. Pass., of prophecies, to be fulfilled, Ev.Jo.19.28.
II. bring to perfection or consummation, ἐπιγενόμενα δὲ ταῦτα τῷ Δαρείῳ ἐτελέωσέ μιν sealed his success, in his claim to the monarchy, Hdt. 3.86; τελειῶσαι λόχον make the ambush successful, S.OC1089 (lyr.):— Pass., to be made perfect, attain perfection, Id.El.1510 (anap.); esp. by reaching maturity in point of age, Pl.Smp.192a, R.466e, 487a, 498b, etc.; so of the embryo, plants, come to maturity, Arist.GA 776a31, Thphr.HP8.2.6, Sor.1.33, al., Gal.6.531; τελειωθέντος [μειρακίου] κατὰ τὸ μέγεθος ib.162.
2. in Pass. also, τελειωθῆναι, = γῆμαι, Paus.Gr.Fr.306, cf. “τέλειος1.2b, “τέλος1.6.
3. Pass., to be made perfect, of true Christians, Ep.Hebr.11.40, 12.23.
4. Pass., die, IG14.628 (Rhegium).
III. intr., bring fruit to maturity, come to maturity, Arist.GA757b24.
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