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προοφείλω , Att. contr. προὐφ- ,
A.owe beforehand,πολλὰ πολλοῖςD.C. 47.16: metaph., π. κακόν τινι owe one an atonement, i.e. deserve evil at his hands, E.IT523; κακὸν ταῖς πλευραῖς π. owe one's ribs a mischief, i.e. deserve a beating, Ar.V.3; “π. τι χρηστὸν τῇ πόλει παραινέσαιId.Lys. 648:—Pass., to be due beforehand, of debts, προοφειλόμενος φόρος the arrears of tribute, Hdt.6.59, cf. X.HG1.5.7; “τὸ ληφθὲν προωφέλετο ἱματιοκαπήλῳLuc.Merc.Cond.38: generally, ἔχθρη προοφειλομένη ἐς Ἀθηναίους the hatred they had long had reason to feel, Hdt.5.82; εὐεργεσία προὐφειλομένη a kindness that has long remained as a debt, Th.1.32; προωφείλετο αὐτῷ κακόν a debt of punishment had long been owing to him, Antipho 5.61, cf. D.21.77; “ἦν μοί τις οὐ μικρὰ π. χάριςLuc.Abd.15.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Antiphon, On the murder of Herodes, 61
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 3
    • Demosthenes, Against Midias, 77
    • Euripides, Heraclidae, 240
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 523
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.82
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.59
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.32
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 1.5.7
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 648
    • Lucian, De mercede, 38
    • Lucian, Abdicatus, 15
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 47.16
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