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βλέπω, Sol.11.8, etc.: impf. ἔβλεπον Batr.67: fut. βλέψομαι D. 25.98, Dor. inf. βλεψεῖσθαι IG4.951.75 (Epid.), later βλέψω LXX Is. 6.9, Aristid.2.46J., etc.: aor. ἔβλεψα (v. infr.): pf. βέβλεφα (ἀπο-) Antip.Stoic.3.254 (codd. Stob.); βέβλοφα (ἐμ-) PLond.1.42.21 (ii A. D.):—
Pass., aor. ἐβλέφθην (προσ-) Plu.2.68of: pf. βέβλεμμαι to be supplied in Ath.10.409c, cf. Eust. 1401.16:—
chiefly in pres. and aor. Act. in early writers: Med. (exc. fut.) and Pass. only late:—
see, have the power of sight (dist. fr. ὁρῶ perceive, be aware of, cf. Plot.6.7.37), opp. τυφλός εἰμι, S.OT302, cf. 348, OC73, Ar. Pl.15, etc.; βλέποντες ἔβλεπον μάτην A.Pr.447; βλέποντας ἀθλιωτάτους Alex.234; μὴ βλέπων ὁ μάντις ᾖ lest he see too clearly, S.OT747; ὁ βλέπων the seer, Hebraism in LXX 1 Ki.9.9; ὀλίγον βλέπων short- sighted, POxy.39.9 (i A. D.).

II. look, βλέφ' ὧδε S.Tr.402; ἐπὶ ἐμοί Id.Aj.345 (s. v.l.); εἴς τι A.Pers.802; ἐπί τι Th.7.71; εἰς τὰ τούτων πρόσωπα D. 18.283; πῶς βλέπων; with what face? S.Ph.110; ὄμμασιν ποίοις β. ; Id.OT1371; β. ἅμα πρόσσω καὶ ὀπίσσω Pl.Cra.428d: with Adv., φιλοφρόνως, ἐχθρῶς β. πρός τινας, X.Mem.3.10.4, Smp.4.58: freq. folld. by noun in acc., φόβον β. look terror, i. e. to look terrible, Θυιὰς ὣς φόβον βλέπων A.Th.498; Com., ἔβλεψε νᾶπυ looked mustard, Ar.Eq.631; ἀνδρεῖον ..καὶ βλέποντ' ὀρίγανον Id.Ra.603; βλεπόντων κάρδαμα Id.V.455; πυρρίχην βλέπων looking like a war-dancer, Id.Av. 1169; αἴκειαν βλέπων looking like one disgraced, ib. 1671; σκύτη β., of a slave, Eup.282, Ar.V.643; β. ἀπιστίαν Eup.309: also folld. by Adj., μέγα β. dub. in Semon.19; φθονερὰ β. Pi.N.4.39; γλίσχρον β. Euphro 10.16, cf. Men.Epit.479, Jul.Caes.309c: by inf., ἁρπάζειν β. Men.Epit.181; ὀρχεῖσθαι μόνον β. Alex.97: by part. neut., τί πεφροντικὸς βλέπεις ; E.Alc.773.

2. β. ἐς look to, rely on, εἰς ἔργον οὐδὲν γιγνόμενον βλέπετε Sol.11.8; ἐς θεούς S.Ant.923; οὐκέτ' ἐστὶν εἰς ὅ τι βλέπω Id.Aj.514; ἔς σε δὴ βλέπω, ὅπως ..in the hope that .., Id.El.954: metaph. also, have regard to, ἡ πολιτεία β. εἰς πλοῦτον Arist.Pol.1293b14; of aspects, οἰκίαι πρὸς μεσημβρίαν βλέπουσαι .., X.Mem.3.8.9; πέτρα βλέπουσα πρὸς νότον Str.4.1.4; κάτω γὰρ οἱ ὀδόντες βλέπουσι Arist.HA502a1; ὅταν τὸ οὖθαρ βλέπῃ κάτω ib.523a2.

3. look longingly, expect, propose, c. inf., Ar.Ach.376, V. 847.

4. look to a thing, beware, ἀπό τινος Ev.Marc.8.15; τι Ep.Phil.3.2: c. acc. pers., β. ἑαυτούς Ev.Marc.13.9; βλέπε σαυτὸν ἀπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων BGU1079.24 (i A. D.); β. ἵνα ..1 Ep.Cor.16.10; β. ἑαυτοὺς ἵνα μὴ ..2 Ep.Jo.8; βλέπετε τί ἀκούετε Ev.Marc.4.24.

III. trans., see, behold, c. acc., S.Aj.1042, etc.; ἐξ αὑτοῦ βλεπόμενον self-evident, S.E.M.1.184; τὰ βλεπόμενα the visible universe, LXX Wi.13.7.

2. ζῇ τε καὶ β. φάος sees the light of day, A.Pers.299, cf. E.Hel. 60; νόστιμον β. φάος A.Pers.261; βλέποντα νῦν μὲν ὄρθ' ἔπειτα δὲ σκότον (i. e. being blind) S.OT419: hence, without φάος, to be alive, ζῶντα καὶ βλέποντα A.Ag.677; βλέποντα κἀμπνέοντα S.Ph.883, cf. 1349, Aj.962; of things, ἀληθῆ καὶ βλέποντα actually existing, A.Ch. 844.

3. look for, μεῖζόν τι β. Pl.Chrm.172c.

4. Astrol. of signs equidistant from the tropical points, to be in aspect, β. ἄλληλα Ptol.Tetr.36, Heph.Astr.1.9. (βλέφαρα occurs in Hom., but not βλέπω exc. in Batr. l.c.)