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ἐπαρκ-έω , fut. -έσω (v. infr.): Ep. aor. inf.
A.ἐπαρκέσσαιA.R.2.1161, cf. IG5(1).730.18:—to be strong enough for a thing, in Hom. always of cases of danger or injury: 1. c. acc. rei et dat. pers., ward off something from one, “οὐδέ τί οἱ τό γ᾽ ἐπήρκεσε λυγρὸν ὄλεθρονIl.2.873; “οὔτε τι Τηλέμαχος τό γ᾽ ἐπήρκεσενOd.17.568; “οὐδὲν γὰρ αὐτῳ ταῦτ᾽ ἐπαρκέσει τὸ μὴ οὐ πεσεῖνprohibebit quominus . ., A.Pr.918.
2. c. acc. rei, ward off, prevent,ἐπαρκέσσαι κακότηταA.R.2.1161; σέ τοι μόνον δέδορκα πημονάν (Reiske for ποιμένων)“.S.Aj. 360 (lyr.).
3. c. dat. pers. only, help, assist, Thgn.871, Hdt.1.91, Lys.13.93, 1 Ep.Ti.5.10, etc.: rarely c. acc. pers., E.Or.803 (troch.): abs., τίς ἄρ᾽ ἐπαρκέσει; who will aid? A. Th.91 (anap.), cf. S.OC777.
II. supply, furnish,ἄκος δ᾽ οὐδὲν ἐπἤρκεσαν, τὸ μὴ πόλιν . . παθεῖνA.Ag.1170 (lyr.); “. τινί τιPl.Prt. 321a, cf. Ar.Pl.830, LXX 1 Ma.11.35, etc.; also . τινὶ τῶν ἑαυτοῦ impart to him a share of . ., X.Mem.1.2.60: c. dat. rei, supply with,πέπλοιςE.Cyc.301.
III. abs., to be sufficient, enough,ὅσσον ἐπαρκεῖSol.5.1 (v.l. ἀπαρκεῖ; ἐπαρκέσει νόμος ὅδ᾽ this law shall prevail, S.Ant.612(lyr.).
2. stand to the credit of, c. dat., “γενεᾷPi.N.6.60.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (19):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 918
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 91
    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 830
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 301
    • Euripides, Orestes, 803
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.91
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.873
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.568
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 1
    • Lysias, Against Agoratus, 93
    • Plato, Protagoras, 321a
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 360
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 612
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 777
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.2.60
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1170
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.1161
    • Old Testament, 1 Maccabees, 11.35
    • New Testament, 1 Timothy, 5.10
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