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ἀτῠχ-έω, fut. -ήσω Ar.Nu.427, Eup.114: aor. ἠτύχησα Hdt.9.111, Antipho 4.2.6: pf. ἠτύχηκα D. 20.53, Men.149, Philem.107: rarely in Pass. (v. infr.):—
to be unfortunate, fail, miscarry, Ar.Nu.427, Th. 1.32, etc.; opp. κατορθόω, Isoc.3.24, etc.; ἀ. ἔν τινι Id.12.105; πεζῇ Arist.Pol.1303a8; οἱ ἀτυχοῦντες, = οἱ ἀτυχεῖς, Antipho 2.4.9: euphem. for ἀτιμοῦσθαι, D.21.60.

2. c. gen.,fail of a thing, fail in getting it, τῆς ἀληθείας Pl.Tht.186c; τῶν δικαίων οὐδενός X.HG3.1.22: c. part., ἀ. κτώμενοι Th.2.62, cf. Men.Epit.470: c. inf., Vett. Val.358.30: c. acc., τὸ ἀγαθόν Eun.VSp.469B.

3. fail in one's request, meet with a refusal, Hdt.9.111; πρός τινα X.Cyr.1.3.14; παρὰ θεῶν..ib.1.6.6; τι παρά τινος IG2.86; ἀ. τινός Eup.114:—
Pass., τὰ ἀτυχηθέντα mischances, failures, D.18.212; τὰ ἠτυχημένα J.AJ16.8.6; ἠτύχητο ἡ μάχη D.H.Isoc.9.—
Chiefly in Com. and Att. Prose, never in Trag.