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βαίνω Root ΒΑ most forms,
I.intr. to walk, step, properly of motion on foot, ποσσὶ or ποσὶ βαίνειν Hom., etc.; c. inf. in Hom., βῆ ἰέναι, βῆ ἰέμεν set out to go, went his way, Il.; βῆ θέειν started to run, id=Il.; βῆ δ᾽ ἐλάαν, id=Il., etc.:—c. acc. loci, Soph.; and with all Preps. implying motion, as, ἐπὶ νηὸς ἔβαινεν was going on board ship, Od.; ἐφ᾽ ἵππων βάντες having mounted the chariot, id=Od.; βαίνειν δι᾽ αἵματος to wade through blood, Eur., etc. perf. to stand or be in a place, χῶρος ἐν ὧι βεβήκαμεν Soph.; often almost= εἰμί (sum), εὖ βεβηκώς on a good footing, well established, prosperous, Hdt., etc.; so, οἱ ἐν τέλει βεβῶτες they who are in office, id=Hdt., Soph.; cf. ξυρόν. go, go away, depart, Il., Soph.; βέβηκα euphem. for τέθνηκα, Aesch., Soph.:—of things, ἐννέα ἐνιαυτοὶ βεβάασι nine years have come and gone, Il. come, τίπτε βέβηκας; id=Il.: to arrive, Soph.
II.c. acc. to mount, Hom. only in aor1 mid., βήσασθαι δίφρον:— Pass., ἵπποι βαινόμεναι brood mares, Hdt.
2.χρέος ἔβα με debts came on me, Ar. Poets, with acc. of the instrument of motion, which is simply pleonastic, βαίνειν πόδα to advance the foot, step on, Eur., etc.
B.Causal, in fut. βήσω, aor1 ἔβησα:— to make to go, βῆσεν ἀφ᾽ ἵππον, ἐξ ἵππων βῆσε brought them down from the chariot, Il. The pres. in this sense is βιβάζω.

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