στερέω

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στερέω (steréō)

  1. (with accusative of person, genitive of thing) I deprive, bereave
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 13.262
      οὕνεκά με στερέσαι τῆς ληΐδος ἤθελε
      hoúneká me sterésai tês lēḯdos ḗthele
      because he wanted to rob me of the spoils
    • 525 BCE – 455 BCE, Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 862
      γυνὴ γὰρ ἄνδρ᾽ ἕκαστον αἰῶνος στερεῖ
      gunḕ gàr ándr᾽ hékaston aiônos stereî
      each woman shall deprive her husband of his life
    • 522 BCE – 443 BCE, Pindar, Nemean Ode 8.27
      χρυσέων δ᾽ Αἴας στερηθεὶς ὅπλων φόνῳ πάλαισεν.
      khruséōn d᾽ Aías sterētheìs hóplōn phónōi pálaisen.
      Ajax, robbed of the golden armor, wrestled with death.
  2. (rarely with accusative) I take away

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The uncompounded present is only attested in the first-person singular indicative active and third-person singular imperative active.

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