ἀθλέω

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From ἆθλος (âthlos, contest, struggle) or ἆθλον (âthlon, prize, contest) +‎ -έω (-éō, verbal suffix). In the Attic form ᾱ̓θλῶ (āthlô), αε (ae) is contracted to (ā).

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ᾱ̓θλέω (āthléō) (Epic, Attic, Koine Greek)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to contend for a prize, combat, wrestle [+dative = with or against someone]
  2. to be an athlete, contend for a prize in games
    • Simonides of Ceos 149C

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