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βαίνω , fut. βήσομαι, aor. 1 ἔβησα, aor. 2 ἔβην or βῆν, βῆ, du. ἐβήτην, βήτην, βάτην, pl. ἔβησαν, βῆσαν, ἔβαν, βάν, subj. βῶ, βείω, βήῃς, βήῃ, inf. βήμεναι, perf. βέβηκα, 3 pl. βεβάα_σι, inf. βεβάμεν, part. βεβαώς, -ῶτα, fem. βεβῶσα, plup. 3 sing. βεβήκειν, 3 pl. βέβασαν, mid. aor. (βήσετο: walk, step, go, perf., tread, stand (have a footing); strictly of moving the legs apart, hence to denote the attitude of standing over to protect one, ἀμφὶ δ᾽ ἄῤ αὐτῷ βαῖνε λέων ὥς, Il. 5.299; hence, too, the phrase βῆ δ᾽ ἰέναι, βῆ δὲ θέειν, ‘started for to go,’ a graphic periphrasis for ᾔει, etc.; often in the sense of departing, δ᾽ Οὔλυμπόνδε βηβήκει, ‘was gone,’ Il. 1.221 ; ἐννέα βεβάα_σιν ἐνιαυτοί, ‘have passed,’ Il. 2.134 ; πῇ δὴ συνθεσίαι τε καὶ ὅρκια βήσεται ἥμιν, ‘what is to become of?’ Il. 2.339; so, ἔβαν φέρουσαι, βῆ φεύγων, etc.; βήσετο δίφρον, ‘mounted,’ apparently trans., really w. acc. of limit of motion, Il. 3.262; causative, aor. 1 act., φῶτας ἐείκοσι βῆσεν ἀφ᾽ ἵππων, made to go, ‘brought’ down from their cars, Il. 16.180 ; βῆσαι ἵππους ἐπὶ Βουπρασίου, ‘bring’ horses to B., Il. 11.756.
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