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ὀρχέομαι , impf. ὠρχούμην: Ep. 3pl. pres. ὀρχεῦνται, impf. ὠρχεῦντο (v. infr.): fut.
2. represent by dancing or pantomime, ὀρχεῖσθαι τὴν τοῦ Κρόνου τεκνοφαγίαν, . τὸν Αἴαντα, Luc.Salt.80, 83, cf. AP9.248 (Boeth.), 11.254 (Lucill.).
II. metaph., leap, bound,ὀρχεῖται δὲ καρδία φόβῳA.Ch.166, cf. Anaxandr.59 ; Θεσσαλίη ὠρχήσατο Thessaly shook, trembled, Call.Del.139.
III. Act. ὀρχέω , make to dance (v. Pl.Cra.407a), is used by Ion Trag.50, ἐκ τῶν ἀέλπτων μᾶλλον ὤρχησεν φρένας made my heart leap (so codd. Ath., ὤρχησαι Nauck); but ὀρκῆσι in Ar.Th.1179 is a barbarism for ὀρχῆται.
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