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δέον (written
A.δείονPSI4.361.4 (iii B. C.), etc.), οντος, τό, neut. Subst., prop. part. of impers. δεῖ (q. v.):—that which is binding, needful, right,μᾶλλον τοῦ δ.X.Mem.4.3.8; “τὰ δ.Th.1.22, etc.; “οὐδὲν τῶν δ. πράττοντεςIsoc.3.25; πρὸ τοῦ δ. before it be needful, S.Ph.891; ἐν δέοντι (sc. καιρῷ) in good time, E.Med.1277, Plu.Cim.17; “ἐν τῷ δ.Hdt.2.159; “ἐς δέον ἐγεγόνεεId.1.119, cf. 186; “ἐς δ. πάρεστιS.OT 1416, cf. Ant.386; “εἰς δ. λέγεινD.4.14; εἰς τὸ δ. for needful purposes, or in case of need,ἐς τὸ δ. χρῆσθαιHdt.2.173: hence of secret service,εἰς τὸ δ. ἀπώλεσαAr.Nu.859 (parody of Pericles' εἰς τὸ δ. ἀνήλωσα Sch. ad loc.); “εἰς οὐδὲν δ. ἀναλίσκεινD.3.28: so in pl., εἰς δέοντα ἀναλωθῆναι Andronic.Rhod.p.577 M.
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