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First/Second declension Adjective; Transliteration:

Principal Part: ἀγωνιστέος ἀγωνιστέη ἀγωνιστέον

Structure: ἀγωνιστε (Stem) + ος (Ending)

Etym.: a)gwni/zomai


  1. one must contend


First/Second declension

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • καὶ γὰρ ἂν ἅπαντεσ δήπου δουλεύειν συγχωρήσωσιν οἱ ἄλλοι, ἡμῖν γ’ ὑπὲρ τῆσ ἐλευθερίασ ἀγωνιστέον· (Demosthenes, Speeches, 84:5)
  • ἀλλά τοι, ἔφη, ὦ παῖ, ἔνιά ἐστιν ἃ οὐ πρὸσ ἀνθρώπουσ ἀγωνιστέον, ἀλλὰ πρὸσ αὐτὰ τὰ πράγματα, ὧν οὐ ῥᾴδιον εὐπόρωσ περιγενέσθαι. (Xenophon, Cyropaedia, , chapter 6 12:1)
  • ἀγωνιστέον μὲν ἄρα ἡμῖν πρὸσ τοὺσ ἄνδρασ. (Xenophon, Cyropaedia, , chapter 1 5:3)
  • ἐπεὶ δ’ οὖν, ἔφη, αὕτη ἡ μάχη καταλείπεται, ἐν ᾗ προθυμίασ μᾶλλον ἢ τέχνησ ἔργον ἐστί, πῶσ ἡμῖν οὐχ ἡδέωσ πρὸσ τούσδε τοὺσ ὁμοτίμουσ ἀγωνιστέον; (Xenophon, Cyropaedia, , chapter 3 14:1)
  • Ἀλεξάνδρου γὰρ ἀεθλεύειν ἑλομένου καὶ καταβάντοσ ἐπ’ αὐτὸ τοῦτο, οἱ ἀντιθευσόμενοι Ἑλλήνων ἐξεῖργόν μιν, φάμενοι οὐ βαρβάρων ἀγωνιστέων εἶναι τὸν ἀγῶνα ἀλλὰ Ἑλλήνων· (Herodotus, The Histories, book 5, chapter 22 3:1)


  1. one must contend


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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