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ἐνεργ-έω , be in action or activity, operate, Arist.Rh.1411b26; “εὐδαίμων κατ᾽ ἀρετὴν τελείαν -ῶνId.EN1101a15: c. acc., “ἐνεργεῖς ποσὸν καὶ δυάδαPlot.6.6.16; esp. of divine or supernatural action, freq. in NT., τινί, ἔν τινι, Ep.Gal.2.8, Ev.Matt.14.2:—Med., Ep.Rom.7.5, al.
2. to be efficacious, of drugs, Diocl.Fr.147, Dsc.1.98, al.; ἐοικότα . ib.106; “ἐνήργησε τὸ φάρμακονPlot.6.1.22; to be effective, of troops, “ταῖς σαρίσαιςAel.Tact.14.6:—Pass., to be the object of action, An.427a7, Ph.195b28; “ ἐνεργούμενος λίθοςIG7.3073.108 (Lebad.); also, to be actualized, Plot.3.7.11.
II. trans., effect, execute,πάντα κατὰ δύναμινPlb.18.14.8; “τὰ τοῦ πολέμουId.7.5.8; “χρείανAth.Mech.14.2, cf. Aristid. Quint.2.9:—Pass., to be actively carried on, πόλεμος ἐνηργεῖτοPlb.1.13.5, cf. D.S.20.95; “τὰ κατὰ πρόθεσιν ἐνεργούμεναthings executed, Plb.9.12.7; “μηδὲν ἐνέργημα . . ἐνεργείσθωM.Ant.4.2.
III. Medic., of sexual intercourse, “τὴν τοιαύτην πρᾶξιν -οῦσι μετρίωςDiocl.Fr.141, cf. Cat.Cod.Astr.8(4).176: euphem. for βινεῖν, in opere esse, Theoc.4.61; “. τινάAlciphr. 3.55; “ἐρωτικόν τιId.1.39.
IV. operate, in surgery, Orib.45.18.5, Paul.Aeg.6.73; ἐνεργῶν, ἐνεργούμενος, the surgeon, the patient, Gal.18(2).626,683.
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    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1101a.15
    • New Testament, Matthew, 14.2
    • New Testament, Romans, 7.5
    • New Testament, Galatians, 2.8
    • Polybius, Histories, 18.14.8
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.13.5
    • Polybius, Histories, 7.5.8
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.12.7
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 20.95
    • Marcus Aurelius, M. Antonius Imperator Ad Se Ipsum, 4.2
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