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ἀστεμφής , ές,
2. of persons, stiff,ποιηταὶ σκληροὶ καὶ .Ar.Fr.579; “. τελαμώνunflinching, Theoc.13.37; as pr. n. of a Titan, Emp.123.
3. metaph., of a trap, relentless, AP6.296 (Leon.); ζυγός, δεσμός, Opp.H.1.417, 2.84; “νύξAP9.424 (Duris).—Poet. word, also in late Prose, Agath.1.21. (Cf. στέμβω, στέμφυλον, Skt. stabhnaā´ti `supports', `holds fast'.)
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