Redupl. from Root ΔΟ, Lat. do, dare.
Orig. sense, to give
, τί τινι Hom.
, etc.; in pres. and imperf. to be ready to give, to offer
of the gods, to grant
, κῦδος, νίκην
, and of evils, δ. ἄλγεα, ἄτας, κήδεα id=Hom.
; later, εὖ διδόναι τινί to provide
well for . . , Soph.
3.to offer to the gods, Hom., etc.
II.c. acc. pers. to give over, deliver up, Hom., etc.
2.of parents, to give their daughter to wife, id=Hom.
in attic, διδόναι τινά τινι to grant
any one to entreaties, pardon
:— διδόναι τινί τι to forgive
one a thing, remit
its punishment, Eur.
III.in vows and prayers, c. acc. pers. et inf. to grant, allow, bring about that, Hom., Trag.
seemingly intr. to give oneself up, devote oneself
, τινί Eur.