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σπουδή 1 σπεύδω

I.haste, speed, Hdt., etc.; ὅκως σπουδῆς ἔχει τις according as one makes speed, id=Hdt.
II.zeal, pains, exertion, trouble, Od., attic: —σπουδὴν ποιεῖσθαι, c. inf., to take pains to do a thing, Hdt.; c. gen., σπουδήν τινος ποιήσασθαι to make much ado about a thing, id=Hdt.; so, σπ. ἔχειν τινός or εἴς τι Eur.; σπουδῇ ὅπλων with great attention to the arms, Thuc.:—in pl. zealous exertions, Hdt., Eur.; also party feelings, rivalries, Hdt., Ar.
III.zeal, earnestness, seriousness, Eur., etc. object of attention, a serious engagement, Eur.
IV.σπουδῇ, as adv. in haste, hastily, Od., Hdt., attic
2.with great exertion, with difficulty, hardly, scarcely, Hom.
3.earnestly, seriously, urgently, Eur., etc.; πολλῇ σπ. very busily, Hdt., etc.; so with Preps., ἀπὸ σπουδῆς in earnest, seriously, Il.; μετὰ σπουδῆς Xen.

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