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οἰκέω, Ep. οἰκείω Hes.Th.330, Locr. fοικέω IG9(1).334.29; Aeol. pres. part. οἴκεις Alc.69; Arg. 3sg. pres. opt. οἰκείη BCH33.452: impf. ᾤκεον Il.20.218, al., Att. ᾤκουν, Ion. οἴκεον Hdt.1.57: fut. οἰκήσω E.IA1508 (lyr.): aor. ᾤκησα Hdt.1.1: pf. ᾤκηκα S.El.1101:—
Pass. and Med., fut. οἰκήσομαι in med. sense, Men.Rh.p.363 S.; but in pass., v. A. 11: aor. ᾠκήθην Il.2.668, etc.; ᾠκησάμην Aristid.1.103 J.: pf. ᾤκημαι as Med. and Pass., Ion. 3pl. οἰκέαται, v. A.1.2, 3: (οἶκος):

A. trans., inhabit, ὑπωρείας ᾤκεον πολυπίδακος Ἴδης Il.20.218 (elsewh. in Hom. always intr., v. infr. B); οἰ. τοῦτον τὸν χῶρον Hdt.1.1, cf. 175, etc.; οἰ. δόμους A.Supp.961; ἄντρον Id.Eu.194: metaph., οἰ. αἰῶνα καὶ μοῖραν have, enjoy, E.l.c.:—
Pass., to be inhabited, οἰκέοιτο πόλις Πριάμοιο Il.4.18; ἐς γῆν ..οἰκουμένην S.Ph.221; διὰ τῆς οἰκεομένης through the inhabited country, Hdt.2.32; ὁδοιπόρεον ἐς τὴν οἰκεομένην Id.4.110; τὰς ἄλλας πόλιας οἰκεομένας μηδὲν ἧσσον although inhabited no less than before, Id.1.170: for ἡ οἰκουμένη, v. sub voce.

2. colonize, settle in, τὰς πλείστας τῶν νήσων Th.1.8, cf. 2.27, etc.; πόλιν prob. in E.Fr.360.11; νῆσον οἰκῆσαι, i.e. to be deported, POxy.1101.24 (iv A. D.): in pf. Pass., to be settled in, occupy, τοῖσι τὰς νήσους οἰκημένοισι Ἴωσι Hdt.1.27; αἱ δύο [πόλιες] νήσους οἰκέαται ib.142 (cf. infr. 3).

3. in Pass., to be settled, of men or tribes to whom new abodes are assigned, τριχθὰ ᾤκηθεν καταφυλαδόν Il.2.668: Ion. pf. Pass. οἴκημαι, as pres., οἱ ἐν τῇ ἠπείρῳ οἰκημένοι Ἕλληνες those who have been settled, i.e. those who dwell .., Hdt.1.27; οἱ ἐντὸς Ἅλυος ποταμοῦ οἰ. ib.28, cf. 8.115; also of cities, to be situated, lie, παρ' ὃν [ποταμὸν] Νίνος πόλις οἴκητο Id.1.193.

II. manage, direct a household or a state, S.OC1535 (dub. sens.), E.El. 386, Th.3.37; οἴκει τὴν πόλιν ὁμοίως ὥσπερ τὸν πατρῷον οἶκον Isoc.2.19: metaph., μὴ τὸν ἐμὸν οἴκει νοῦν don't manage .., E.Fr.144:—
Pass., εὖ οἰκούμεναι πόλεις well governed, Id.Hipp.486; μετρίως, ὀρθῶς, ἄριστα οἰ., Pl.Lg.936b, R.371c, 520d, etc.; πατρίδος τετυχηκὼς ἣ νόμοις ..μάλιστα οἰκεῖσθαι δοκεῖ D.21.150: fut. οἰκήσεται in pass. sense, καθ' ὅτι ἄριστα ἡ πόλις οἰκήσεται Th.8.67, cf. Pl.La.185a, Aeschin.1.22, D.58.62, Arist.Pol.1284b38.

B. intr., dwell, live, of persons, families, or tribes, have their abodes, settlements, in Hom. and Hdt. generally with ἐν .., ᾤκεον δ' ἐν Πλευρῶνι Il.14.116, cf. Od.9.200,400; οἴκεε ἐν Πίνδῳ Hdt.1.56, cf. A. Ag.1234, Ar.Av.967 (Orac.), Antipho5.78; esp. of metics, ἐγ Κολλυτῷ οἰκοῦντι IG12.373.60, al.; κατὰ στέγας E.Ion314; ὑπὸ χθονός Id.Fr.450: after Hom. with dat. (loc.) alone, Σαλαμῖνι IG12.1.2 (vi B. C.); οὐρανῷ Pi.N.10.58; ναοῖσι E.Ion314; ἐλθόνθ' ἁγνὸν ἐς Θήβης πέδον οἰ. Eub.10; παρὰ κρημνοῖσιν Pi.P.3.34; παρὰ ὄχθον E.IT1098 (lyr.); οἰ. μετά τινος, = συνοικεῖν τινι, S.OT414,990; κέρδη μὲν οἰκήσαντα .. having fixed my dwelling [there] with gain to my hosts, Id.OC92; τὸ τὴν φροντίδ' ἔξω τῶν κακῶν οἰκεῖν γλυκύ sweet it is for the mind to keep free from cares, Id.OT1390; ἐπὶ προστάτου οἰ. (v. προστάτης) Lys.31.9.

II. of cities, to be situated, Hdt.2.166, X.HG 7.1.3, 7.5 5; but τὴν πόλιν σποράδην καὶ κατὰ κώμας οἰκοῦσαν formed of detached villages, Isoc.10.35, cf. 4.39 (so in Pass., X.An.1.4.1).

2. to be governed or administered, τίς τῶν πόλεων διὰ σὲ βέλτιον ᾤκησεν; Pl.R.599d, cf. 462d, 472e, 473a, 543a, al.: freq. hardly distinguishable from the Pass. (supr. A. II); σωφρόνως γε οἰκοῦσα [πόλις] εὖ ἂν οἰκοῖτο a state administered by self-control would be well governed, Id.Chrm.162a; ἀρετῆς, ᾗ πόλεις τε καὶ οἶκοι εὖ οἰκοῦσι X.Mem.1.2.64; εἰς ὀλίγους, εἰς πλείους οἰκεῖν, to be governed in the interest of the few or the many, Th.2.37.