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ἐγχειρ-έω , Arc. ἰγχηρέω IG5(2).6.12 (Tegea, iv B.C.): (χείρ):—
A.take a thing in hand, undertake, attempt, c. dat.rei, E.Med.377, X.Vect. 6.1, etc.: later, c. acc. rei, “ἔργονPPetr.2p.37 (iii B.C.): c. inf., Pl. Prt.310c, X.Mem.2.3.12, etc.; “τὸν ἐγχειρήσαντα συκοφαντεῖνHyp. Eux.34: abs., to make an attempt or beginning, S.El.1026, Th.4.4, etc.
3. put hand to a case requiring medical treatment, “τινί Arte 3; τῇσι νούσοισιν ib. 13.
4. try one's hand in argument, “εἰς ἑκάτερονPlu.Cic.21:— Pass., to be discussed, Id.2.687e codd.
II. in late Poets, take in hand, c. acc., “ἔργονEpigr.Gr.1038.36.—ἐπιχειρέω is more common in Att. ἐγχείρ-ημα , ατος, τό, undertaking, attempt, S.OT540, Pl. Plt.290d, Antiph.29, D.27.34, Aen.Tact.24.15, Plu.Cleom.25, etc.; essay in argument, Epicur.Dial.1413.7 (pl.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Demosthenes, Against Aphobus 1, 34
    • Euripides, Medea, 377
    • Hyperides, Against Athenogenes, 34
    • Plato, Statesman, 290d
    • Plato, Protagoras, 310c
    • Sophocles, Electra, 1026
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 540
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.4
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.5.16
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 2.3.12
    • Xenophon, Ways and Means, 6.1
    • Polybius, Histories, 2.22.11
    • Plutarch, Cicero, 21
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