παρίστημι

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Etymology[edit]

From πᾰρᾰ́ (pará, near) +‎ ῐ̔́στημῐ (hístēmi, I stand)

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πᾰρῐ́στημῐ (parístēmi)

  1. (transitive)
    1. I cause to stand by, I place beside
    2. I set before the mind, present; I inspire
      • 349 BCE, Demosthenes, Third Olynthiac 1
        οἱ τὰ τοιαῦτα λέγοντες ἢ τὴν ὑπόθεσιν [...] οὐχὶ τὴν οὖσαν παριστάντες ὑμῖν ἁμαρτάνειν
        these orators commit the error of not laying before you the true subject
      • 361 BCE, Demosthenes, Against Midias 72
        οὐ γὰρ ἡ πληγὴ παρέστησε τὴν ὀργήν, ἀλλ᾽ ἡ ἀτιμία
        For it was not the blow but the indignity that roused the anger.
      1. I dispose (put in place) a person
      2. I represent, describe in poetry
      3. I furnish, supply, deliver
      4. I make good, prove, show
      5. I present, offer, commend
      6. I render
      7. (later Greek) I produce in court
    3. I set side by side, compare
      • 436 BCE – 338 BCE, Isocrates, Panathenaicus 40
        οὕτω καὶ ταῖς πόλεσι παριστάναι μὴ τὰς μικρὰς ταῖς μεγάλαις
        so also in the case of states to compare not the small with the great
  2. (intransitive)
    1. I stand by, stand near
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 15.442
        ὣς φάθ᾽, ὃ δὲ ξυνέηκε, θέων δέ οἱ ἄγχι παρέστη
        So spoke he, and the other hearkened, and running stood near him
      1. I stand by, help, defend
        • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 10.254
          κλῦθί μευ [...] ἥ τέ μοι αἰεὶ ἐν πάντεσσι πόνοισι παρίστασαι
          Hear me... thou that dost ever stand by my side in all manner of toils
    2. I come, I am at hand
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 16.853
        ἀλλά τοι ἤδη ἄγχι παρέστηκεν θάνατος
        but even now death is near at hand
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 7.467
        νῆες δ᾽ ἐκ Λήμνοιο παρέσταν οἶνον ἄγουσαι πολλαί
        And ships full many were at hand from Lemnos
    3. I come over to a side, I change opinion, come to terms, surrender, submit
      • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 6.99
        ἐς ὃ καὶ οἱ Καρύστιοι παρέστησαν ἐς τῶν Περσέων τὴν γνώμην
        until the Carystians too came over to the Persians' side
    4. I happen, occur
      • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 1.23
        ἐν τῷ βίῳ θῶμα μέγιστον παραστῆναι
        the greatest marvel to happen to him in his life
    5. I occur to one (as a thought)
      • 460 BCE – 395 BCE, Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War 4.61
        παρεστάναι δὲ μηδενὶ ὡς οἱ μὲν Δωριῆς ἡμῶν πολέμιοι τοῖς Ἀθηναίοις
        but it should occur to nobody that the Dorians are only enemies of Athens
    6. I am disposed
      1. I collect myself
      2. I improve with age (of wine), ripen
    7. I am beside myself
      • 200 BCE – 118 BCE, Polybius, The Histories 18.53.6
        ὁ δ᾽ οὕτως παρειστήκει τῶν φρενῶν
        whereupon Scopas was so infatuated
      1. I am passionately devoted to

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The present, imperfect, future, aorist 1, and first perfect active forms govern the transitive senses, while the middle tenses, aorist 2 and active perfect and pluperfect forms govern the intransitive.

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