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Ὁ δ' ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ -> The unexamined life is not worth living
Plato, Apology of Socrates 38a

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substantive

P. and V. τύχη, ἡ

accident: P. and V. συμφορά, ἡ, Ar. and P. συντυχία, ἡ.

opportunity: P. and V. καιρός, ὁ.

by chance: P. and V. τύχη, P. κατὰ τύχην, ἐκ τύχης.

if by chance: P. and V. εἴ πως, ἐάν πως.

get the chance, v.: P. and V. δύναμαι, δύνασθαι.

throw away one's chances one by one: προΐεσθαι καθ' ἕκαστον ἀεί τι τῶν πραγμάτων (Dem. 13).

(they reflected) that, if they had not been seen to have arrived, there would have been no chance for them: P. εἰ μὲν γὰρ μὴ ὤφθησαν ἐλθόντες, οὐκ ἂν ἐν τύχῃ γίγνεσθαι σφίσιν (Thuc. 4, 73).

verb intransitive

happen, occur: P. and V. τυγχάνειν, συντυγχάνειν, συμβαίνειν, γίγνομαι, γίγνεσθαι, παραπίπτειν, συμπίπτειν, ἐκβαίνειν, P. ἀποβαίνειν, Ar. and P. συμφέρεσθαι. V. κυρεῖν, ἐκπίπτειν (Soph., Fragment).

chance (to do a thing): P. and V. τυγχάνειν (part.), V. κυρεῖν (part.).

chance upon: see light on.

adjective

casual: P. and V. ὁ τυχών, ὁ ἐπιτυχών, ὁ προστυχών, ὁ συντυχών.

of persons only: P. ὁ ἐντυχών, ὁ παρατυχών, V. ὁ ἐπιών.

the riddle was not one for any chance comer to solve: τό γ' αἴνιγμ' οὐχὶ τοὐπιόντος ἦν ἀνδρὸς διειπεῖν (Soph., Oedipus Rex 393).

making inquiries of any chance comer: P. ἐκ τοῦ παρατυχόντος πυνθανόμενος (Thuc. 1, 22).