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πραγμᾰτ-εύομαι, Ion. πρηγμ-, aor. ἐπραγματευσάμην, Ion. ἐπρηγμ-, Hp.Epid.6.8.32, X.Oec.10.9, etc.; also ἐπραγματεύθην, Ion. ἐπρηγμ-, Hdt.2.87, Isoc.12.249: pf.πεπραγμάτευμαι Id.11.1, Pl.Phd.99d, 100b, al.; also in pass. sense, v. infr.:—
busy oneself, take trouble, ἀπέδωκαν τὸν νεκρὸν οὐδὲν ἔτι πρηγματευθέντες Hdt.l.c., cf.Pl.Cra.437c; π. περὶ σωφροσύνης Id.R.430d, cf. Cra.425c; περὶ τὰ ὄντα Id.Tht.187a, cf. X. Mem.4.2.7, Arist.EN1102a22, etc.; πολλὰ ἐπί τινι π. work at at thing, labour to bring it about, X.Mem.1.3.15; πρός τι Pl.Erx.398a; πραγματεύονται ὅπως ἄρξουσι exert themselves to .., X.Lac.14.5:abs., Thphr. HP4.4.1; μηδὲν πραγματεύου do not worry, Id.Char.18.9: c.inf., exert oneself to .., Plu.Them.19.

2. to be engaged in business, spend one's time in business, ὅληντὴννύκτα all nightlong, X.Cyr.2.4.26; π.καὶ κακοπαθεῖν τὸν βίον ἅπαντα Arist.EN1176b29, cf.1122a9; simply, conduct a business, PCair.Zen.199.11 (iii B. C.); transact business, of clerks, ib. 647.11 (iii B. C.); π. ἀπὸ ἐμπορίας καὶ δανεισμῶν make money by trade and loans, Plu.Cat.Mi.50, cf.Sull.17, etc.; οἱ πραγματευόμενοι, = Lat. negotiatores, OGI532.6 (Galatia), cf.SIG797.10 (Assus, i A.D.): c.acc., π. τὸ συνηγορικὸν καὶ τὸ ἐπιδέκατον, of a tax-farmer, Ostr.1537 (ii B. C.), PLeid.Fin Ostr.i p.302; τὴν ὑϊκὴν π. PSI4.384.2 (iii B. C.); generally, of officials, to be employed in public affairs, PGnom.174 (ii A. D.), etc.

II. c. acc. rei, take in hand, treat laboriously, be engaged in, Pl.Prt.361d, Hp.Ma.304c, D.18.26, etc.; undertake, τὸν δεύτερον πλοῦν Pl.Phd.99d.

2. of authors, elaborate a work, Ar.Nu.526; of a science, work out, ἃ θέλει Archyt.4; treat of, περὶ φύσεως πάντα Arist.Metaph.989b33, cf. Epicur.Nat.15.34; περί τινος Arist.Ph.193b31; περί τι Id.Metaph.1025b17, Phld.Mus.p.96K., al.; τοιαύτην οὐκ ἐπραγματεύθησαν ἀκριβολογίαν περὶ τὰς φλέβας did not use such precision in treating of .., Arist.HA513a9.

3. of historians, treat systematically, τὰς πράξεις Plb.1.4.3: abs., οἱ πραγματευόμενοι systematic historians, Id.5.33.5, etc.

4. simply, write, treat, ποιητὴς ὢν πεπραγμάτευται περὶ τὸ ἱερόν IG11(4).544.5 (Delos, iii B. C.); τὰ πεπραγματευμένα ὑπ' αὐτῶ his works, composilions, SIG721.8 (Crete, ii/i B. C.), cf. 702.5 (Delph., ii B. C.).

III. Pass., mostly pf. πεπραγμάτευμαι, to be laboured at, elaborated, Pl.Ap.22b, Prm.129e; δόρυ ὡσαύτως -ευμένον X Eq.8.10; αἱ εἰς τὸν παῖδα -ευμέναι μεταφοραί Aeschin.1.167; also pres., Arist.EE1215a30.