ῥώννυμι

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Of unknown origin. Could be related to ῥώομαι (rhṓomai, I dart).

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ῥώννῡμῐ (rhṓnnūmi)

  1. I strengthen
    • 460 BCE – 370 BCE, Hippocrates, Alim. 2
      αὔξει δὲ καὶ ῥώννυσι καὶ σαρκοῖ καὶ ὁμοιοῖ καὶ ἀνομοιοῖ
      It increases, strengthens, clothes with flesh, makes like, makes unlike
    • 46 CE – 120 CE, Plutarch, Pericles 19
      οὐ γὰρ μόνον ἐποίκους Ἀθηναίων χιλίους κομίσας ἔρρωσεν εὐανδρίᾳ τὰς πόλεις
      Not only did he bring thither a thousand Athenian colonists and stock the cities anew with vigorous manhood
  2. (perfect in present sense) I have strength
    • 430 BCE – 354 BCE, Xenophon, Hellenica 3.4.29
      φιλότιμον μὲν καὶ ἐρρωμένον τὴν ψυχήν
      ambitious and with a stout spirit
    1. I am eager, enthusiastic
      • 460 BCE – 395 BCE, Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War 2.8
        ὀλίγον τε ἐπενόουν οὐδὲν ἀμφότεροι, ἀλλ᾽ ἔρρωντο ἐς τὸν πόλεμον οὐκ ἀπεικότως:
        On neither side were there any mean thoughts; they both were full of enthusiasm:
      • 445 BCE – 380 BCE, Lysias, Against Agoratus 31
        οὕτω ἔρρωτο ἡ βουλὴ κακόν τι ἐργάζεσθαι αὐτὸν
        so firmly determined were the Council to work some mischief
    2. I am in good health
      1. (imperative) be in good health, farewell, goodbye

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