** οἴομαι**, in [

Refs 8th c.BC+] always un

*contraction* **ὀΐομαι** (except οἴομαι [

Refs 8th c.BC+], see below:—the shortened form

**οἶμαι** is the one chiefly used in Trag, οἴομαι only in [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; but οἴομαι is frequently in [

Refs 5th c.BC+] does not use either form; in

*Attic dialect* Prose codices vary, but οἶμαι prevails, and was exclusively used in parenthesis (see. infr. IV):

*imperfect* ᾠόμην [

Refs 5th c.BC+]:

*future* οἰήσομαι [

Refs 5th c.BC+]:—

*Epic dialect* *aorist* **ὠϊσάμην** (see. below):

*aorist* ὠΐσθην [

Refs 8th c.BC+];

*participle* ὀϊσθείς [

Refs 8th c.BC+];

*Attic dialect* and

*Ionic dialect* *aorist* ᾠήθην [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; but rare in Comedy texts and Trag, οἰηθῇς [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; also

*aorist* *infinitive* οἰήσασθαι [

Refs 4th c.BC+]:—

*active*,

*Epic dialect* *present* **ὀΐω** and

**οἴω**, but only in

*1st pers.* *singular* (see. below);

*Laconian dialect* οἰῶ [

Refs 5th c.BC+]. [In the un

*contraction* forms, [

Refs 8th c.BC+] can be supported by ὀϊσσάμενος [

Refs 4th c.BC+];

*active* *present* ὀΐω has ῑ when it stands at the end of a line, also in [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; but ῐ in [

Refs 8th c.BC+].]:—

**forebode, presage,** with

*accusative*, κῆρας ὀϊομένῳ [

Refs 8th c.BC+];

**expect,** ἐελδομένοισι μάλ᾽ ἡμῖν, οὐδ᾽ ἔτ᾽ ὀϊομένοισι [

Refs];

**suspect,** ἤ τι ὀϊσάμενος, ἢ καὶ θεὸς ὣς ἐκέλευσεν [

Refs];

**fear,** κατὰ θυμὸν ὀΐσατο, μή ἑ λαβοῦσα οὐλὴν ἀμφράσσαιτο [

Refs]

**thou art** ever

**suspecting,** [

Refs 8th c.BC+] you can

**guess** how it would have happened, [

Refs]

*future* *infinitive*, ὀΐομαι ἄνδρα χολωσέμεν [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; τὸ καὶ τελέεσθαι ὀΐω [

Refs]: with

*accusative* et

*present* *infinitive*, referring to present time, οὐδέ τι θυμῷ ὠΐσθη δόλον εἶναι [

Refs 8th c.BC+]: with

*accusative* et

*aorist* *infinitive*, referring to past time, τῇ δ᾽ ὀΐω κατανεῦσαι [

Refs 8th c.BC+]

*subjunctive* of the

*infinitive* must frequently be supplied from the context, διωκέμεναι γὰρ ὀΐω I

**fear** [they] are pursuing me, [

Refs 8th c.BC+]

*infinitive* alone, when both Verbs have the same subject, as κιχήσεσθαι δέ δ᾽ ὀΐω I

**think** I shall catch you, [

Refs];

**mean, intend,** with

*future* *infinitive*, οὐ γὰρ ἔγωγ᾽ ἔτι σοὶ πείσεσθαι ὀΐω [

Refs 8th c.BC+]: with

*present* *infinitive*, οὐ γὰρ ὀΐω ἀνδρῶν δυσμενέων ἑκὰς ἱστάμενος πολεμίζειν [

Refs 8th c.BC+]

** II**) impersonal, only [

Refs 8th c.BC+]

**there comes a boding** into my heart.

** III**)

**think, suppose, believe,** frequently in [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; οἶμαι γάρ νιν ἱκετεύσειν (ἱκετεῦσαι codices) [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; κτήσεσθαι (-σασθαι codices) [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; διαπράξεσθαι (-ξασθαι codices) [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; opposed to εἰδέναι, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]:—

*passive*, μάρτυρας δύο παρεχέτω ὀμνύντας οἰόμενον

**that he is the putative father,** [

Refs 4th c.BC+]

** IV**) parenthetically, mostly in first person, ἐν πρώτοισιν, ὀΐω, κείσεται among the first,

**I ween,** will he be lying, [

Refs 8th c.BC+]; in

*Attic dialect* this parenthetic use is probably confined to the shorter form οἶμαι,

*imperfect* ᾤμη; rarely in other persons than the first, as οὐκ οἴει ἀναγκασθήσετα; [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; πόσης οἴεσθε γέμει σωφροσύνη; [

Refs]

** IV.2**) expressive of modesty or courtesy, to avoid over-great bluntness of assertion, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]: even between a

*preposition* and its case, ἐξ οἶμαι τῆς ἀκροτάτης ἐλευθερίας [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; or between

*Article* and

*substantive*, οἱ γὰρ οἶμαι βέλτιστοι [

Refs]

** V**) answering a question,

**I think so, I should think so,** [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; οἴεσθαί γε χρή one must

**think** so, it would seem so, [

Refs]

** VI**)

*Attic dialect* phrases:

** VI.1**) πῶς οἴε;

**you can't think** how, to add force, like{πῶς δοκεῖς}; πόθος τὴν καρδίαν ἐπάταξε πῶς οἴει σφόδρα [

Refs 5th c.BC+]

** VI.2**) οἴομαι δεῖν I

**think** it my duty,

**think** fit, hence sometimes,

**intend, purpose,** λέγειν οἴεται δεῖν ποιεῖν δεινούς

**his object is** to train orators, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; [ὁ ἀκόλαστος] οἰόμενος δεῖν [διώκει τὰ ἡδέα]

**intentionally,** [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; but οἴομαι δὲ δεῖν οὐδέν

**methinks** there is no need, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; must we not either

**think** we know or really know? (δεῖν being superfluous).

** VI.3**) οἴομαι without δεῖν I

**mean to, intend,** οὐκ οἴει. δοῦναι δίκη; [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; οὐ βαλεῖν (variant{βάλλειν}). ᾠήθη [

Refs 4th c.BC+]