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ἀστράπτω (cf. στράπτω), Ep. impf.
II. flash or glance like lightning,πᾶς γὰρ ἀστράπτει χαλινόςS.OC1067 (lyr.); κατάχαλκον . πεδίον gleams with brass, E.Ph.III; so “. χαλκῷX. Cyr.6.4.1; of the face, “εἶδον τὴν ὄψιν . . ἀστράπτουσανPl.Phdr.254b; “. τοῖς ὄμμασιX.Cyn.6.15; of flowers, “ἀνεμωνίδες ἀστράπτουσαιbright, Nic.Fr.74.64: c. acc. cogn., ἐξ ὀμμάτων δ᾽ ἤστραπτε . . σέλας (sc. Τυφών) flashed flame from his eyes, A.Pr.358; “ἵμερον ἀστράπτουσα κατ᾽ ὄμματοςAP12.161 (Asclep.), cf. Mosch. l.c.; “ἤστραψε γλυκὺ κάλλοςAP12.110 (Mel.).
2. of persons, to be brilliant, conspicuous,ἔν τινιOpp.C.1.361,2.23.
III. trans., consume with lightning, dub. in Cratin.53.
2. illuminate, τι Musae.276.
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