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ἀμφιέπω , poet. also ἀμφέπω (the only form in Trag.): impf. or aor. ἀμφίεπον and ἄμφεπον, both in Hom. (v. infr.): poet. Verb only in the tenses cited, and once or twice in Med.: (ἕπω:—
A.go about, be all round, γ<*>´στρην τρίποδος πῦρ ἄμφεπε Il.18.348, Od.8.437; “πρύμνην πῦρ ἄμφεπεIl.16.124; ἔερσ᾽ ἀμφέπει the dew (of milk and honey, metaph. of song) crowns [the bowl], Pi.N.3.78.
2. beset, press hard, Il.11.483; so perh. in Od.3.118 (v. infr. 11.2).
II. to be busy about, look after,ἀμφίεπον τάφον ἝκτοροςIl. 24.804, cf. 5.667; ἀμφὶ βοὸς ἕπετον κρέα dressed the meat, 11.776; βοῦς, ὀ̈́ιν ., Od.8.61, Il.24.622:—do honour or reverence to,ΔάματραPi.O.6.95; tend or heal sick, P.3.51; . σκῆπτρον sway the sceptre, O.1.12, cf. S.El.651; esp.guard, protect, Pi.P.5.68, prob. in E.Med.480, etc.; “Βακχεῦ . . ὃς ἀμφέπεις ἸταλίανS.Ant.1118; “μαντεῖονE.IT1248; simply, frequent,χῶρονSimon.58:. κῆδος cherish an alliance, E.Ph.340; . μόχθον go through toil and trouble, Pi.P.4.268; σύμπειρον ἀγωνία θυμὸν . foster spirit in contests, N.7.10; . ὄλβον enjoy happiness, I.4(3).59; “. παννυχίδαςCritias 1.8.
3. Med., crowd about,ἀμφὶ δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ αὐτὸν Τρῶες ἕπονθ᾽Il.11.473 codd.; accompany round about,τινίQ.S.1.47.
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