It's my first time working my way through some Plato, and I've come across a word I can't quite figure out. It's in the Symposium, 180B 6-8:
"οὕτω δὴ ἔγωγέ φημι ἔρωτα θεῶν καὶ πρεσβύτατον καὶ τιμιώτατον καὶ κυριώτατον εἶναι εἰς ἀρετῆς καὶ εὐδαιμονίας κτῆσιν ἀνθρώποις καὶ ζῶσι καὶ τελευτήσασιν."
I've referred to three different translations (Jowett, Lamb, and Hamilton), but each of them translates it differently, with it rendered (basically) as "give," "provide," and "acquire," respectively. These all seem to come from κτάομαι, but despite the change from passive to active, I would expect the contraction to be κτῶσιν instead.
If anyone could explain what's going on with this verb, I'd appreciate it. My grammar's still rather soft and Plato is a little tougher than the Xenophon I'd worked on previously.