I.to suppose, think, deem, imagine, c. acc. et inf., mostly inf. fut., Hom., etc.
sometimes the subject of the inf. is to be supplied from the context (as in I), τρώσεσθαι ὀΐω I fear
[that many] will be wounded, Il.
; διωκέμεναι γὰρ ὀΐω I fear
[they] are pursuing me, Od.
in attic this parenthetic use in confined to the contr, form οἶμαι
, imperf. ὤιμην
, I think, I suppose, I believe
; even between a prep. and its case, ἐν οἶμαι πολλοῖς Dem.
:—answering a question, expressive of positive certainty, I believe you, of course, no doubt
, etc. ; οἶμαι ἔγωγε
yes I think
so, yes certainly, Plat.
:—also in a parenthetic question, πῶς οἴει; πῶς οἴεσθε
; how think you
? like πῶς δοκεῖς
; also οἴει
; alone, don't you think so? what think you
IV.οἴομαι δεῖν I hold
it necessary, think it my duty
, like Fr. je crois devoir