ἀπολάζυσθαι -> take back

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Does that exist?
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https://lsj.gr/wiki/recover
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The simple verb λάζομαι/λάζυμαι "take" is well attested in LSJ as an epic & poetic alternative to λαμβάνω.  Euripides (Helen 911) is, as far as we know, unique in combining λάζυμαι with the prefix ἀπο- to make it mean "take back." Yes, it exists, but it's rather odd for Woodhouse to suggest this hapax to English schoolboys for their Greek composition exercises.



 

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