v. trans.
Preserve, retain: P. and V. σώζειν, φυλάσσειν.
Hold: P. and V. ἔχειν, Ar. and V. ἴσχειν (rare P.).
Protect: P. and V. φυλάσσειν, φραυρεῖν, V. ἐκφυλάσσειν, ῥύεσθαι, Ar. and P. τηρεῖν; see {{U}}Guard.
Observe, maintain: P. and V. σώζειν, φυλάσσειν, διαφυλάσσειν, διασώζειν.
Prevent: P. and V. κωλύειν, ἐπικωλύειν, πείργειν, ἐξείργειν; see {{U}}Prevent.
Detain: P. and V. κατέχειν, ἐπέχειν, Ar. and V. ἴσχειν (rare P.), V. ἐπίσχειν (rare P.), ἐρητύειν; see {{U}}Check.
Support (with food, etc.): P. and V. τρέφειν, βόσκειν (Thuc. but rare P.), V. φέρβειν.
Keeping Sicily on the left: P. ἐν δεξιᾷ λαβόντες τὴν Σικελίαν (Thuc. 7, 1).
Keep (peace, etc.): P. and V. ἄγειν.
Keep (a festival, etc.): P. and V. γειν.
Keep quiet: P. and V. ἡσυχάζειν, Ar. and P. ἡσυχίαν γειν, V. ἡσύχως ἔχειν.
V. intrans. Keep (doing a thing), continue: P. διατελεῖν (part.), διαμένειν (part. or infin.), διαγίγνεσθαι (part.), P. and V. καρτερεῖν (part.).
You keep talking nonsense: P. φλυαρεῖς ἔχων (Plat., Gorg. 490E.; cf. Ar., Ran. 202).
Remain: P. and V. μένειν; see {{U}}Remain.
Keep well or ill: P. and V. εὖ or κακῶς ἔχειν.
Keep back, v. trans.: see Hide, Reserve, Cheek.
Shall I tell you openly what happened there or keep back the tale: V. πότερά σοι παρρησίᾳ φράσω τὰ κεῖθεν ἢ λόγον στειλώμεθα (Eur., Bacch. 668).
Keep down: P. and V. κατέχειν.
Subdue: P. and V. καταστρέφεσθαι, χειροῦσθαι.
Keep from, refrain from: P. and V. πέχεσθαι (gen.), φίστασθαι (gen.); see {{U}}Refrain.
Keep in mind: P. and V. σώζειν (or mid.), φυλάσσειν (or mid.); see {{U}}Remember.
Keep in the dark: P. and V. κρύπτειν (τινά τι), P. ἀποκρύπτεσθαι (τινά τι).
We are keeping him in the dark touching this matter: V. σιγῇ τοῦθʼ φαιρούμεσθά νιν (Eur., El. 271). Keep off, v. trans.: P. and V. πέχειν, μνειν, Ar. and P. παμνειν; see ward off.
Hard to keep off, adj.: V. δυσφύλακτος.
Refrain from: P. and V. πέχεσθαι (gen.).
Keep on, v. intrans.: P. and V. καρτερεῖν, P. διατελεῖν.
Last: P. and V. μένειν, παραμένειν, ἀντέχειν, P. διαμένειν, συμμένειν.
Go forward: P. and V. προβαίνειν, προχωρεῖν, P. προέρχεσθαι.
Be prolonged: P. and V. χρονίζεσθαι, V. χρονίζειν.
Keep out: see keep off.
Keep out (rain, water or missiles): P. and V. στέγειν (acc.).
Keep to, abide by: P. and V. ἐμμένειν (dat.).
They kept more to the sea: P. τῆς θαλάσσης μᾶλλον ἀντείχοντο (Thuc. 1, 13).
He would both have kept to the law and shown his piety: V. καὶ τοῦ νόμου τʼ ἂν εἴχετʼ εὐσεβής τʼ ἂν ἦν (Eur., Or. 503). Keep together, v. trans.: P. and V. συνέχειν.
Keep under: see keep down.
Keep up, maintain: P. and V. σώζειν, φυλάσσειν, διασώζειν; see {{U}}Maintain.
Keep up one's spirits: P. and V. θαρσεῖν, θρασνεσθαι, V. εὐθυμεῖν (Eur., Cycl.), θαρσνειν.
Keep up (another's) spirits: see {{U}}Encourage.
Keep up (a noise, shouting, etc.): P. and V. χρῆσθαι (dat.).
Keep up, hold out, v. intrans.: P. and V. ἀντέχειν.
Keep up with: P. and V. ἕπεσθαι (dat.), συνέπεσθαι (dat.), V. ὁμαρτεῖν (dat.).
Maintenance: P. and V. τροφή, ἡ, Ar. and P. στησις, ἡ.
Keep of castle: use P. and V. πύργος, ὁ.

Woodhouse English-Greek dictionary. A vocabulary of the Attic language. 2014.


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