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δέχομαι , 3 pl. δέχαται, fut. δέξομαι, aor. (δεξάμην, perf. δέδεγμαι, imp. δέδεξο, fut. perf. δεδέξομαι, aor. 2 ἐδέγμην, ἔδεκτο, δέκτο, imp. δέξο, inf. δέχθαι, part. δέγμενος: receive, accept, await; of taking anything from a person's hands (τινός τι or τινί τι), δέξατό οἱ σκῆπτρον, Il. 2.186; so of accepting sacrifices, receiving guests hospitably, ‘entertain,’ ξείνους αἰδοίους ἀποπεμπέμεν ἠδὲ δέχεσθαι, Od. 13.316; in hostile sense, of receiving a charge of the enemy (here esp. δέχαται, δέδεγμαι, ἐδέγμην, δέγμενος, δεδέξομαι), τόνδε δεδέξομαι δουρί, Il. 5.238; in the sense of ‘awaiting’ (here esp. aor. 2) freq. foll. by εἰσόκε, ὁπότε, etc.; δέγμενος Αἰακίδην, ὁπότε λήξειεν ἀείδων, ‘waiting till Achilles should leave off singing,’ Il. 9.191.—Intrans., ὥς μοι δέχεται κακὸν ἐκ κακοῦ αἰεί, ‘succeeds,’ Il. 19.290.
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