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τελευτ-άω, fut. -ήσω E.Tr.1029, etc.: pf. τετελεύτηκα Pl.Men.75e, al.:—
Pass., fut. Med. τελευτήσομαι always in pass. sense, Il.13.100, Od.8.510, 9.511, E.Hipp.370 (lyr.): aor. ἐτελευτήθην Il.15.74:—
bring to pass, accomplish, ὄφρα ..τελευτήσω τάδε ἔργα Il.8.9; τ. ἃ μενοινᾷς Od.2.275; ἐπὴν ταῦτα τελευτήσῃς τε καὶ ἔρξῃς 1.293, cf. 2.306; γάμον τ. 24.126; fulfil an oath or promise, wish or hope, τ. ἐέλδωρ 21.200; τ. ὅσ' ὑπέστης Il.13.375; οὐ Ζεὺς ἄνδρεσσι νοήματα πάντα τελευτᾷ 18.328, cf. Od.3.56,62; ὅρκια Call.Aet.3.1.29; τελευτᾶν τινι κακὸν ἦμαρ bring about an evil day for one, Od.15.524; τ. πόνους Δαναοῖς Pi.P.1.54, cf. E.Ph.1581 (lyr.); οἷ τ. λόγον Id.Tr.1029; τὸ δ' ἔνθεν ποῖ τελευτῆσαί με χρή; to what end must I bring it? S.OC476; Ζεὺς ὅ τι νεύσῃ, τοῦτο τελευτᾷ E.Alc.979 (lyr.), etc.:—
Pass., to be fulfilled, come to pass, happen, ll. cc. sub init.; πρίν γε τὸ Πηλεί̈δαο τελευτηθῆναι ἐέλδωρ Il.15.74; πρὶν τελευτηθῇ φόνος E.Or.1218.

2. finish, σχεδίην ..ἐπηγκενίδεσσι Od.5.253; ἐπεί ῥ' ὄμοσέν τε, τελεύτησέν τε τὸν ὅρκον had sworn and completed (made binding) the oath, 2.378, etc.; ἡσύχιμον ἁμέραν τ. close a peaceful day, Pi.O.2.33; ἄρξομαι ἐκ βολβοῖο τελευτήσω δ' ἐπὶ θύννον (sc. τὸ δεῖπνον) Pl.Com.173.6 (hex.).

3. esp. τ. τὸν αἰῶνα finish life, i.e. die, Hdt.1.32, 9.17, etc.; τ. βίον A.Ag.929, S.Fr.646 codd. (sed leg. δρόμον), E.Hec.419, Pl.Prt.351b; ὑπ' ἄλλου τ. τὸν βίον, i.e. to be killed, Id.Lg.870e: also (after the analogy of παύομαι) c. gen., τελευτᾶν τοῦ ἀνθρωπίνου βίου make an end of life, X.Cyr.8.7.17; so λόγου τ. Th.3.59; ἐπαίνου τ. ἐς τάδε ἔπη ib.104.

b. freq. abs., end life, die, Hdt.1.66, 3.38, 40, al., Pl.R.614b, al.; πρὶν τελευτήσαντ' ἴδῃς before you see him dead, S.Fr.662; τ. μάχῃ A.Th.617; νούσῳ Hdt.1.161; γήραϊ Id.6.24; τ. ὑπό τινος die by another's hand or means, ib.92; δόλῳ ὑπό τινος Id.4.78; ὑπὸ αἰχμῆς σιδηρέης Id.1.39; ὑπ' ἀλλαλοφόνοις χερσίν A.Th.930 (lyr.); ἐκ τῆς πληγῆς Pl.Lg.877b; of animals, Arist.PA667b11, PMich.Zen.67.25 (iii B.C.).

II. intr. (as always in Prose, except in signf. 1.3a):

1. to be accomplished, λόγων κορυφαί Pi.O.7.68 (as v.l. for τελεύταθεν); ἐλπίδες E.Ba.908 (lyr.).

2. come to an end, A.Ag.635, etc.: esp. of Time, τελευτῶντος τοῦ μηνός, τοῦ θέρους, Th.2.4, 32, etc.: of actions, events, etc., τ. ἡ ναυμαχία ἐς νύκτα Id.1.51, etc.

b. with words indicating the kind of end or outcome, ἢν ὁ πόλεμος κατὰ νόον τ. Hdt. 9.45, cf. 7.47; εὖ τ. A.Supp.211; πτωχοὶ τ. end by being beggars, Pl. R.552c; οὕτως τ. Th.1.110, 138; τ. ἔς τι come to a certain end, issue in, αἱ εὐτυχίαι ἐς τοῦτο ἐτελεύτησαν Hdt.3.125; τ. ἐς τὠυτὸ γράμμα end in the same letter, Id.1.139, cf. Th.2.51, 4.48, Pl.R.618a; εἰς ἄνδρας ἐκ μειρακίων τ. Id.Tht.173b; ποῖ (̂ ἐς τί) τελευτᾶν (φασι); came to what end? A.Pers.735 (troch.), cf. Ch.528, Pl.Lg.630b; also τ. ἐπί τι Id.R.510d, Smp.211c.

3. die, v. supr. 1.3b.

4. the part. τελευτῶν, ῶσα, ῶν, is used with Verbs like an Adv., to finish with, at the end, at last, as τελευτῶν ἔλεγε Hdt.3.75; κἂν ἐγίγνετο πληγὴ τελευτῶσα there would have been a fray to finish with, S.Ant.261; τελευτῶν ..ἐξεβλήθη Ar.Eq.524 (anap.); τὰς ὀλοφύρσεις τελευτῶντες ἐξέκαμνον at last they got tired of mourning, Th.2.51, cf. 47; ἢν δέῃ τελευτῶντα τὴν στρωμνὴν ἐξαργυρῶσαι Id.8.81; sts. with another part., τὴν τυραννίδα χαλεπὴν τελευτῶσαν γενομένην having at last become .., Th.6.53, cf. Pl.Phdr.228b; πόλεις ἐπάγοντες καὶ τελευτῶντες Λακεδαιμονίους Lys.12.60.

5. of local limits and the like , μέχρι Σολόεντος ἄκρης, ἣ τελευτᾷ τῆς Λιβύης Hdt.2.32; τελευτῶντος τοῦ Λαβυρίνθου ἔχεται πυραμίς ib.148; τῇ ἡ Κνιδίη χώρη ἐς τὴν ἤπειρον τ. Id.1.174, cf. 2.33, 4.39, IG12.900, Pl. Men.75e.