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ἴσχω a form of ἔχω only in pres. and impf. hold, check, curb, keep back, restrain, Hom.:—c. gen. to keep from, Il., Eur., etc.; also, ἴσχ. τινὰ μὴ πράσσειν id=Eur.
2.intr., ἴσχε hold, stay, stop, Aesch.; of ships, to lie at anchor, Thuc.:—so in Pass., ἴσχεσθ᾽ Ἀργεῖοι, μὴ φεύγετε Od.; ἴσχεο Hom.:—c. gen., ἴσχεσθαί τινος to desist from, Od.: ἴσχετο impers., here it stopped, Xen. hold fast, hold, maintain, Il., Soph. ἔχω, to hold or have in possession, to have, Hdt., attic: to have a wife, Hdt.: to have a child, id=Hdt.
2.intr., with an adv., to be so and so, Thuc.

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