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ἀποδέω (B), to be in want of, lack, often in accounts of numbers, τριακοσίων ἀποδέοντα μύρια 10,000 lacking or save 300, Th.2.13, cf. 4.38, etc.; δυεῖν χιλιάδων ἀποδέοντες εἶναι δισμύριοι D.H.7.3; generally, τοσοῦτον ἀποδέω τινός so far am I from .., Pl.Ax.366b,372a: c. inf., ὀλίγον ἀποδεῖν εἶναι want little of being, Plu.2.978f; fall short of, be inferior to, τινός Luc.Merc.Cond.36, cf. Plu.2.1088c; πλήθει οὐ πολὺ ἀποδέοντες ἀλλήλων not differing much in number, D.H.3.52, cf. Plu.Luc.28; come short of, miss, τῆς ἀληθείας Pl.Ax.369d.