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ἀποκείρω , aor. -έκειρα, Ep. -έκερσα (v. infr.):—Pass., pf.
A.-κέκαρμαιE.Hec.910:—clip, cut off, properly of hair, mostly in Med., “ξανθὴν ἀπεικείρατο χαίτηνIl.23.141; ἀποκείρασθαι τὰς κεφαλάς to have their hair shorn close, Hdt.6.21:abs., “ἀποκείρασθαιcut off one's hair, Ar. Nu.836; esp. in token of mourning, Is.4.7:—in Act., X.Eq.5.8, Thphr.Char.21.3, Luc.Pisc.46; tear out,ἧπαρId.Prom.2:—Pass., δὶς ἀποκαρέντα πρόβατα twice shorn or clipped, D.S.1.36; ἀποκεκαρμένος ἐν χρῷ, . σκάφιον, of peculiar fashions of hair-cutting, Ar.Th. 838, Luc.DMeretr.5.3: c. acc., ἀπὸ στεφάναν κέκαρσαι πύργων thou hast been shorn of thy crown of towers, E.Hec.910; but “. τινὰ τῶν γενείωνPhilostr.VA7.34.
2. metaph., cheat,τοὺς παχεῖςLuc. Alex.6.
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