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ἀπορ-έω (B), Lacon. 1pl. ἀπορίομες X.HG1.1.23: aor. ἠπόρησα Th.1.63, etc.: pf. ἠπόρηκα Pl.Sph.244a, etc.:—
Pass., fut. ἀπορηθήσομαι (συν-) S.E.M.10.5, but Med. in pass. sense ἀπορήσομαι Arist. MM1200a11: aor. ἠπορήθην, pf. ἠπόρημαι, both in act. and pass. sense (v. infr.):—
to be ἄπορος, i. e. without means or resource: hence,

1. to be at a loss, be in doubt, be puzzled, mostly folld. by relat. clause, ἀ. ὅκως διαβήσεται Hdt.1.75; ὅτῳ τρόπῳ διασωθήσεται Th.3.109; ὅ τι λέξω δ' ἀπορῶ S.OT486(lyr.); ἀ. ὅπῃ, ὁπόθεν, ὅποι, Th.1.107, 8.80, X. HG5.4.44; ὅτι χρὴ ποιεῖν Id.Cyr.4.5.38; τίνα χρὴ τρόπον .. D.3.3; ἀ. εἰ .. Pl.Prt.326e; πότερα .. X.Mem.1.4.6; ἀ. ὁποτέραν τῶν ὁδῶν τράπηται ib.2.1.21; ἀ. μή .. fear lest .., Pl.Alc.2.142d: with acc.added, ἀ. τὴν ἔλασιν ὅκως διεκπερᾷ to be at a loss about his march, how to cross, Hdt.3.4: c. acc. only, ἀ. τὴν ἐξαγωγήν to be at a loss about it, Id.4.179, cf. Ar.Ec.664, Pl.Prt.348c, al.: also c. inf., to be at a loss how to do, Ar.V.590, Pl.Plt.262e, Lys.9.7:—
also ἀ. περί τινος Pl.Phd.84c, Grg.462b, al.; ἀ. διὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν ἁμαρτημάτων ὅθεν ἄρξομαι And. 4.10; ἐς πολλά S.Tr.1243: abs., Hdt.6.134; οὐκ ἀπορήσας without hesitation, Id.1.159; τὸ δ' ἀπορεῖν ἀνδρὸς κακοῦ E.HF106, etc.:—
Med. used like Act., Hdt.2.121.γ́; ὡς ἠπόρημαι ..τάδε E.IA537; ἠπορούμην ὅτι χρησαίμην Lys.3.10, cf. Pl.Prt.321c: so in aor. Pass., πολλὰ ..ἀπορηθείς D.27.53.

2. in Dialectic, start a question, raise a difficulty, ἀπορία ἣν ἀπορεῖς Pl.Prt.324d; ἀ. περί τινος Arist.Ph. 194a15, al.; τὰ αὐτὰ περί τινος Metaph.1085a35; ἀ. πότερον .. Pol. 1283b36; ἀπορήσειε δ' ἄν τις τί .. EN1096a34, cf. 1145b21, Plb.1.64.1, al.:—
Pass., τὸ ἀπορούμενον, τὸ ἀπορηθέν, the difficulty just started, the puzzle before us, Pl.Sph.243b, Lg.799c, cf. Hp.VM1; τὰ ἠπορημένα Arist.Pol. 1281a38; ἀπορεῖται there is a question or difficulty, πότερον .. Id.EN1c99b9; μή .. ib. 1159a6.

3. Pass., of things, to be left wanting, left unprovided for, τῶν δεομένων γίγνεσθαι οὐδὲν ἀπορεῖται X.Lac.13.7, cf. Oec.8.10; to fail, turn out a failure, opp. εὐπορεῖσθαι, Hp.Art.47.

II. c. gen. rei, to be at a loss for, in want of, ἀπορεῖς δὲ τοῦ σύ; S.Ph.898; ἀλφίτων Ar.Pax636; πάντων Id.Pl.531; τροφῆς Thuc.8.81; ξυμμάχων X.Cyr.4.2.39; τοσαύτης δαπάνης Id.Mem.1.3.5; λόγων Pl.Smp.193e:—
Med., Id.Lg.925b.

III. ἀ. τινί to be at a loss by reason of, by means of something, X.An.1.3.8, Isoc.4.147.

IV. to be in want, be poor, opp. εὐπορέω, in Med., ὅταν ἀπορῆταί τις Antiph.123, but Act., Timocl.11, E.Fr.953.19; opp. πλουτέω, Pl. Smp.203e:—
Pass., ἄνθρωπος ἠπορημένος Com.Adesp.249.—
Chiefly Prose and Com.; never in A., thrice in S., twice in E.