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ἐπιγρα?́φ-ω ,
A.mark the surface, graze, “ὀϊστὸς ἐπέγραψε χρόα φωτόςIl.4.139, cf. 13.553, Poll.4.179; μιν ἐπιγράψας having put a mark on the lot, Il. 7.187; ἄκροις δακτύλοις . trifle with dishes, Luc.Am.42.—In Hom. the word has not the sense of writing.
II.. write upon, inscribe, “γράμματαHdt.3.88; “τάδεId.4.88; “. ὀνομαστὶ τὰς πόλειςTh.1.132, cf. D.59.97; “ἐπίγραμμα . . προείλεθ᾽ πόλις αὐτοῖς ἐπιγράψαιId.18.289: abs., “. τοῖς ἀναθήμασιIG12.76.43; esp. write or place an epitaph on a tomb, ib.14.1835, al., 7.2543.9: Med., have inscribed, ἐπεγράφουτὴν ΓοργόναAr.Ach.1095 (with play on 111.5); “ἐλεγεῖονTh.1.132:—Pass., of the inscription, to be inscribed upon, ἐπιγέγραπταίοἱ τάδεHdt.5.77, cf. 7.228; “τῶν τῷ χρυσέῳ ἐπιγέγραπται "Λακεδαιμονίων"Id.1.51; [ἐπίγραμμα] Μίδᾳ φασὶν ἐπιγεγράφθαι over or on the tomb of Midas, Pl.Phdr.264c; ἐπιστολὴ -γεγραμμένη addressed, of a letter, Plb.16.36.4, cf. Plu.Cic.15; also, to have something inscribed upon one, ἐπεγράφοντο ῥόπαλα, ὡς Θηβαῖοι ὄντες used to bear clubs upon their shields, X.HG7.5.20; so ἀσπὶς ἐπιγεγραμμένη τὰς ὁμολογίας having the articles inscribed upon it, D.H.4.58.
3.. sign, append a signature to, “ἄφεσινPSI4.392.6 (iii B.C.); . τὸν Ἀντώνιον sign Antonius' name, App.BC5.144; αὑτοῦ ποιήματα ἐπέγραψεν (sc. τοῖς Ἑρμαῖς) inscribed poems signed by himself, Pl.Hipparch.228d.
5.. write over an erasure, POxy.34.14(ii A.D.).
b.. of a lawgiver, assign a punishment, “τὰ μέγιστα ἐπιτίμιαAeschin.1.14:— Pass., Din.2.12.
c.. make note of, enter, τὴν πρόφασιν, in inflicting a fine, Arist.Ath.8.4.
2.. register the citizens' names and property, with a view to taxes, lay a public burden upon one (cf. “ἐπιγραφή11.2), “ἐμαυτῷ . . τὴν μεγίστην εἰσφοράνIsoc.17.41, cf. Arist.Oec.1351b2; . “δήμοις καὶ δυνάσταις στρατιωτῶν καταλόγουςPlu.Crass.17, cf. PHib.1.44.3 (iii B.C., Pass.), etc.; but . τινὰ προστίμοις visit with penalties, D.S.12.12(s.v.l.).
4.. Med., ἐπιγράφεσθαι μάρτυρας cause to be endorsed on a deposition as witnesses, D.54.31; “κλητῆρα οὐδ᾽ ὁντινοῦν ἐπιγραψάμενοςId.21.87; but ἐπιγράφεσθαι τίμημα τῷ κλήρῳ set one's valuation on the property, Is.3.2.
5.. προστάτην ἐπιγράψασθαι choose a patron, and enter his name as such in the public register (as μέτοικοι at Athens were obliged to do), Ar. Pax684; so prob. ἐπεγράφοντο shd. be restored for -γραφον in Luc. Peregr.11; “ἐπιγράψασθαί τινα κύριονD.43.15; οἱ τὸν Πλάτωνα ἐπιγραφόμενοι, i.e. the Platonists, Luc.Herm.14:—Pass., “κύριος ἐπιγεγράφθαιD.43.15, cf. POxy.251.32 (i A.D.),al.
b.. metaph., Ὅμηρον ἐπιγράφεσθαι attribute one's fluency to Homer, Luc.Dem.Enc.2; πρεσβυτέρους . χρόνους claim the authority of greater antiquity, Id.Am. 35.
V.. ascribe to, “τοῖς θεοῖς τὸ ἔργονHld.8.9 (but “θεὸν τῇ πομπῇPhilostr.VA8.12):—Med., “Φοίβῳ τὰς ἀνίσους χεῖραςAP9.263 (Antiphil.).
2.. claim credit for, “τὰ ὑπὸ ἄλλων εὑρημέναJ.AJ3.4.2; assume, προσωνυμίαν Plu Demetr.42; ἐπεγράψατοτὴν ἑαυτοῦ προσηγορίανId.Tim.36:—Pass., of books, to be ascribed, “τινίGal.15.25.
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