Greek Τ τ words — Dictionary and morphology

τελέω 1

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τελείω,
(τελέω),
τελέ(σ)(σ)ω,
ἐτέλεσ(σ)α,
τετέλεκα**,
τετέλεσμαι,
ἐτελέσθην
 

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fulfill,
accomplish,
perform,
complete
 

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Text based on: Liddell H. G., Scott R. An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. Founded upon the 7th ed. of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1889. It would be better to find Oxford Clarendon edition

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τελέω, Ep. also τελείω: Ep. impf. τέλεον: f. τελέσω, Ep. τελέσσω, Ion. τελέω, Att. τελῶ: aor. I ἐτέλεσα, Ep. ἐτέλεσσα: pf. τετέλεκα:—Pass., Ep. pres. τελείομαι: f. τελεσθήσομαι, and f. med. in pass. sense, 3 sing. τελεῖται, inf. τελέεσθαι, τελεῖσθαι, part. τελεύμενος: aor. I ἐτελέσθην: pf. τετέλεσμαι, 3 sing. plqpf. τετέλεστο: (τέλος):—to complete, fulfil, accomplish, and, generally, to execute, perform, Lat. perficere, Hom.:—Pass., Id.; ἅμα μῦθος ἔην, τετέλεστο δὲ ἔργον ‘no sooner said than done,’ Il.

2. to fulfil ones word, Hom.: to grant one the fulfilment of anything, τί τινι Id.; τ. νόον τινί to fulfil his wish, Il.; τελέσαι κότον, χόλον to glut his fury, wrath, Ib.: c. inf., οὐδʼ ἐτέλεσσε φέρειν he succeeded not in bringing, Ib.; ὅρκια τελεῖν, like ὅρκον τελευτᾶν, to complete or confirm an oath, Ib.

3. to make perfect, ἀρετάν Pind.; τ. τινα to bless him with perfect happiness, Id.; so, τελεσθεὶς ὄλβος Aesch.:—also, to bring a child to maturity, bring it to the birth, Eur.

4. to bring to an end, finish, end, ὁδόν Il., etc.; without ὁδόν, to finish ones course to a place, arrive at it, Thuc.

5. of Time, Od., etc.:—Pass., ἤματα μακρὰ τελέσθη Ib.: of men, to come to ones end, Aesch.

6. intransitive like Pass. to be fulfilled, turn out so and so, Id., Soph.

II. to pay what one owes, pay ones dues, Il.: generally, to pay, present, Hom., Att.: absol. to pay tax, Hdt.:—Pass., of money, to be paid, Id.; of persons, to be subject to tax or tribute, Dem.

2. to lay out, spend, Hdt.:—Pass. to be spent or expended, Id.; ἐς τὸ δεῖπνον τετρακόσια τάλαντα τετελεσμένα laid out upon the supper, Id.

3. since, in many Greek cities, the citizens were distributed into classes acc. to their taxable property, τ. εἴς τινας meant to be rated as belonging to a class, Lat. censeri inter, τ. ἐσ Ἕλληνας, ἐς Βοιωτούς to belong to the Greeks, the Boeotians, Id.; εἰς ἀστοὺς τ. to become a citizen, Soph.; εἰς γυναῖκας ἐξ ἀνδρῶν τ. to become a woman instead of a man, Eur.: hence, πρὸς τὸν πατέρα τελέσαι to compare with his father, Hdt.

III. like τελειόω II, to make perfect, i.e. to initiate in the mysteries, Plat., Dem.:— Pass. to have oneself initiated, Lat. initiari, Ar., Plat., etc.; Διονύσῳ τελεσθῆναι to be consecrated to Dionysus, initiated in his mysteries, Hdt.:—c. acc., τελεσθῆναι Βακχεῖα Ar.

2. metaph., στρατηγὸς τελεσθῆναι to be formally appointed general, Dem.; τετελεσμένος σωφροσύνῃ a votary of temperance, Xen.

3. also of sacred rites, to perform, Eur., Anth.

 

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Conjugation in middle indicative imperfect:

Singular

1. ἐτελειόμην
2. ἐτελείeo
3. ἐτελείετο

Dual

2. ἐτελείεσθον
3. ἐτελειέσθην

Plural

1. ἐτελειόμε(σ)θα
2. ἐτελείεσθε
3. ἐτελείοντο

 

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