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ἐμβα^τ-εύω ,
A.step in or on, frequent, haunt: c. acc., of tutelary gods, “νῆσος . . ἣν φιλόχορος Πὰν ἐμβατεύειA.Pers.449, cf. E.El.595; “Πὰν Πελασγικὸν Ἄργος ἐμβατεύωνCratin. 321; “ἵνα Διόνυσος ἐμβατεύειS.OC679 (lyr.): c. dat., “ -εύων τῷ χωρίῳ δαίμωνD.H.1.77: c. gen., in simple sense, set foot upon, “μήτ᾽ ἐμβατεύειν πατρίδοςS.OT825: abs., enter a sacred cave, OGI530.15 (Iasus).
II. . κλήρους χθονός enter on, come into possession of, E. Heracl.876, cf. LXXJo.19.49: more freq. . εἰς τὴν ναῦν enter on possession of the vessel, D.33.6; “εἰς τὴν οὐσίανId.44.19; “εἰς τὸ χωρίονIs.9.3: abs., enter on an inheritance, PEleph.2.14 (iii B.C.).
2. metaph., “νέων ψυχάςHim.Or.4.5.
III. mount, cover, of the male, Palaeph.39.
IV. to be initiated into the mysteries, Jahresh.15.46 (Notium), cf. Ep.Col.2.18.
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