Root !ϝιδ, Lat. video to see:
not used in act. pres., ὁράω being used instead; but pres. is used in Mid., v. εἴδομαι; aor2 εἶδον retains the proper sense of to see
: but perf. οἶδα, (I have seen
) means I know
, and is used as a pres. The form ὄψομαι is used as fut., ἑόρᾱκα or ἑώρᾱκα as perf.
- 1to see, perceive, behold, Hom., etc.; after a Noun, θαῦμα ἰδέσθαι a marvel to behold, Il.; οἰκτρὸς ἰδεῖν Aesch.
- 2to look at, εἰς ὦπα ἰδέσθαι to look him in the face, Il., etc.
- 3to look so and so, ἀχρεῖον ἰδών looking helpless, id=Il.
- 4to see mentally, ἰδέσθαι ἐν φρεσίν "to see in his mindʼs eye, " Hom.