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ποθ-έω, Od.1.343, etc.; Aeol. ποθήω Sapph.23; Ep. inf. ποθήμεναι Od.12.110: Ep. impf. πόθεον Il.2.726, etc.; also ποθέεσκον 1.492, Call.in PSI9.1092.51: fut. ποθήσω X.Mem.3.11.3, Oec.8.10, (ἐπι-) Hdt.5.93; also ποθέσομαι Lys.8.18, Pl.Phd.98a: aor. ἐπόθεσα, Ep. πόθεσα, inf. ποθέσαι, Il.15.219, Od.2.375, 4.748, (προ-) Gal.Thras. 29; ἐπόθησα Pl.Men.84c, X.HG5.3.20, etc.; both forms in codd. of Hdt., ἐπόθησε 3.36, ἐπόθεσαν 9.22; ἐπόθεσα also in codd. of Isoc.4.122, 19.7: pf. πεπόθηκα AP11.417, S.E.M.11.139, etc.:—
Med., S.Tr.103(lyr.):—
Pass., pf. πεπόθημαι Orph.H.81.3, etc.: (cf. πόθος fin.):—
long for, yearn after (what is absent), miss or regret (what is lost), φθινύθεσκε ..αὖθι μένων, ποθέεσκε δ' ἀϋτήν τε πτόλεμόν τε Il.1.492; πόθεόν γε μὲν ἀρχόν 2.703; τοίην γὰρ κεφαλὴν ποθέω Od.1.343; π. στρατιᾶς ὀφθαλμὸν ἐμᾶς Pi.O.6.16, cf. Hdt.3.36, 9.22, etc.; ἄνδρας πόλις ἥδε ποθεῖ IG12.945.10; ποθεῖν ποθοῦντα τήνδε γῆν στρατὸν λέγεις A.Ag.545; τὸν δ' ἐμὸν δῆμον ποθῶν Ar.Ach.33; ποθεῖς τὸν οὐ παρόντα Id.Pl.1127; αἱ κνῆμαι ..σου ..τὰς πέδας π. ib.276; ἡ χώρα αὐτὴ τὸ μὴ ὂν ποθήσει the place itself will miss what is absent, X.Oec.8.10; π. τὰς ἐν τῇ νεότητι ἡδονάς Pl.R.329a, cf. Ti.19a, And. 1.70:—
Pass., S.Tr.632, etc.; ὦ ποθουμένη (sc. Εἰρήνη) Ar.Pax586; ποθεῖκαὶ ποθεῖται Pl.Phdr.255d.

2. of things, crave, require, τί γὰρ π. τράπεζα; E.Fr.467; π. ἡ ἀπόκρισις ἐρώτησιν τοιάνδε Pl.Smp.204d, cf. Prt.352a.

II. c. inf., to be anxious to do, E.Hec.1020, Antipho5.64, X.An.6.4.8; τὸ νοσοῦν ποθεῖ σε ξυμπαραστάτην λαβεῖν my sickness needs to take thee .., S.Ph.675; ἆρα ἔτι ποθοῦμεν μὴ ἱκανῶς δεδεῖχθαι; do we still feel that it has not been satisfactorily proved? Pl.Lg. 896a:—
Pass., ποθεῖται ..λεχθῆναι requires to be stated, Arist.EN1097b23.

III. abs., love with fond regret, οἱ δὲ ποθεῦντες ἐν ἤματι γηράσκουσι Theoc.12.2, cf. Luc.Im.22, etc.

2. τὸ ποθοῦν longing, desire (wrongly expld. by Sch. as = τὸ ποθούμενον), S.Tr.196.

3. Med. only in ib.103(lyr.), ποθουμένα φρήν the longing soul, cf. Eust.806.56.