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ἥδομαι, Boeot. fἅδ- [ᾱ] Corinn. in BKT5(2).34, Dor. ἅδ- [ᾱ], Aeol. ἄδ- [ᾱ] Sapph.Supp.24.10: fut. ἡσθήσομαι S.OT453, Pl.Phdr. 233e, etc.: aor. 1 ἥσθην (post-Homeric, v. infr.), also ἠδέσθην (sic) Hsch., Med. ἡσάμην Od.9.353: (swād-, cf. ἁνδάνω, ἡδύς):—
enjoy oneself, take one's pleasure, once in Hom., Od.l.c.; freq. in Hdt. and Att.:—
Constr.:

1. with part., ἥσατο πίνων Od.l.c.; ἥσθη ἀκούσας he was glad to have heard, Hdt.3.34; ἥδοι' ἂν ..ἰδοῦσα A.Pr.758, cf. S. Ph.882; δρῶντες ἃν ἡδώμεθα (sc. δρῶντες) Id.Aj.1085; οἷ' ἂν ..ἡσθείη λαβών Id.El.1325; ἥ. θωπευομένους Ar.Ach.635, etc.

2. c. dat., ἥδεσθαί τινι to delight in or at a thing or person, Hdt.1.69, al., Th.1.120, etc.; ἅπαντες ἡδόμεσθά σοι Ar.Eq.623 (lyr.): in aor., ironically, ἥσθην ἀπειλαῖς I am amused at your threats, ib.696, cf.Nu.174: once c. gen., πώματος ἥσθη he enjoyed the draught, S.Ph.715 (lyr.).

3. c. acc. and part., ἥσθην πατέρα τὸν ἀμὸν εὐλογοῦντά σε I am pleased to hear you praising him, ib.1314; δόμους ἥδεται πληρουμένους E.Fr.328.1.

4. with neut. Adj., ἕτερον ἥσθην Ar.Ach.13; τοῦθ' ἥδομαι Id.Ra.748 (cod. R); ἥσθην βαιά Id.Ach.2; βραχέα ἡσθεῖσα Th.3.40: c. acc. cogn., ἡδονὰς ἥδεσθαι Pl.Phlb.63a, etc.

5. folld. by a Prep., ἥδεσθαι ἐπί τινι X.Cyr.8.4.11, Pl.Phlb.48b, etc.; ὑπέρ τινος Lys.2.26; but πρὸς ὀλίγον ἡσθεὶς ναυτιᾷ for a little time, Arr.Epict.4.9.4.

6. ἥδομαι ὅτι .. Ar.Nu.773.

7. abs., ὡς ἥδομαι καὶ χαίρομαι κεὐφραίνομαι Ar.Pax 291, cf. Plu.2.449a, etc.; esp. in part., as Adj., glad, delighted. ἡδομένα ψυχᾷ, φωνᾷ, E.Fr.754 (lyr.), Ar.Av.236 (lyr.); τὸ ἡδόμενον Plu.2.1025e, 1101f: freq. in dat., ἡδομένοισι ἦν τὸ γινόμενον they were pleased at .., Hdt.8.10, cf. 9.46; ἐὰν ὑμῖν ἡδομένοις (sc. ᾖ) Antipho 6.8, cf. Pl.Phd.78b, La.187c; τὸ ἡδόμενον κατὰ σάρκα Epicur. Sent.4.

II. Act., ἥδω please, delight, c. acc. pers., aor., ἧσε Anacr.148: so later pres., ἥδει Muson.Fr.18Bp.103 H.; ἥδομεν Men. Mon.38: aor. 1 ἧσα Ephipp.6.5 (s.v.l.), Ael.NA10.48, Hld.10.32, AP7 lemma (λαλῆσαι f.l. for ἀλλ' ἧσαι); τὰ ἥδοντα joys, pleasures, opp. τὰ λυποῦντα, Antipho Soph.Oxy.1364.116, cf. Pl.Ax.366a, Diog. Oen.29; τὸ ἧδον S.E.M.7.203.