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θηρ-άω, fut. -άσω [ᾱ] S.Ph.958, E.IT1426, X.An.4.5.24, etc.: aor. ἐθήρᾱσα A.Pers.233, E.Ba.1215, X.Cyr.1.4.10: pf. τεθήρᾱκα ib. 2.4.16; Thess. pf. part. πεφειράκοντες IG9(2).536:—
Med., fut. θηράσομαι (which, acc. to Moer., is the true Att. fut.) E.Ba.228, IT1324: aor. ἐθηρᾱσάμην S.Ph.1007, E.Hipp.919:—
.,Pass., fut. -ᾱθήσομαι Gp. 12.9.2: aor. ἐθηράθην (v. infr. 111): (θήρ, θήρα):—
hunt, chase, λαγώς, σφῆκας, X.An.l.c., HG4.2.12, etc.; καί μ' οὓς ἐθήρων πρόσθε θηράσουσι νῦν S.Ph.958; of fishermen, catch, Arist.Fr.76: metaph., catch or capture, καί σ' εἷλε θηρῶνθ' ἡ τύχη S.OC1026, cf.Ph.1007, X.An.5.1.9: captivate, Id.Mem.2.6.28, 3.11.7; θ. πόλιν seek to destroy it, A.Pers. 233.

2. metaph., hunt after a thing, pursue it eagerly, τυραννίδα S.OT542; θηρᾶν οὐ πρέπει τἀμήχανα Id.Ant.92; μυρίαι κόραι θηρῶσι λέκτρον τοὐμόν E.IA960; ἥμαρτον ἢ θηρῶ τι; have I missed or do I hit the quarry? A.Ag.1194; τί χρῆμα θηρῶν; E.Supp.115; reach, attain to, τι Pi.I.4(3).46 (s.v.l.).

3. c. inf., seek, endeavour to do, θηρᾷ γαμεῖν με E.Hel.63; cf. 11.3.

4. = ἐκπράσσω 111, θηρήτω δὲ ἁ θοιναρμόστρια IG5(1).1498 (Messenia, ii B.C.).

II. Med. like Act., hunt for, fish for, ἐγχέλεις Ar.Eq.864: abs., οἱ θηρώμενοι hunters, X.Cyn.11.2.

2. more freq. metaph., seek after, ἐμέτοισι θηρώμενοι τὴν ὑγιείην Hdt.2.77; μαστοῖς ἔλεον θ. E.Or.568; τὴν τῆς σωφροσύνης δόξαν D. 61.21, etc.; θ. πυρὸς πηγήν find, discover it, A.Pr.109; expect to derive, τι παρά τινων Phld.Rh.1.263S.

3. c. inf., seek, endeavour, ὅς με θηρᾶται λαβεῖν E.Hel.545; πεῖράν τιν' ἐχθρῶν ἁρπάσαι θηρώμενον S. Aj.2.

III. Pass., to be hunted, pursued, πρὸς ἄτης θηραθεῖσαι A. Pr.1072; ὑπ' ἀνδρῶν E.Ba.732; Ἀλκιβιάδης διὰ κάλλος ὑπὸ γυναικῶν θηρώμενος X.Mem.1.2.24.—
Cf. θηρεύω.