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ἐποχέομαι , Pass. with fut. (and in Nonn.D.45.322, aor.) Med., carried upon, ride upon, οὐ μὰν ὑμῖν γε (the horses of Achilles) “καὶ ἅρμασι δαιδαλέοισιν Ἕκτωρ..ἐποχήσεταιIl.17.449, cf. Arr. Tact.17.1 ; “ἐφ᾽ ἵππῳPaus.6.20.16 : abs., κάμηλον ὥστε ἐποχεῖσθαι a camel to ride on, X.Cyr.7.1.49 ; of a fractured bone, rest or ride on the adjoining one, Hp.Art.15 ; com., ἐμβάταις ὑψηλοῖς . to be mounted on high shoes, Luc.Salt.27 ; “ κωμῳδία ἀναπαίστοις .Id.Prom.Es6.
2. float upon,[ἡ γῆ] . τῷ ἀέριPlacit.3.15.8 ; float on the surface, Gal.7.604, Aët.5.137.
3. metaph., of a higher power, transcend the lower, “[θεὸν] -ούμενον τῇ νοητῇ φύσειPlot.1.1.8 ; “θεοὶ τοῖς δαίμοσιν ἄνωθεν -ούμενοι Alc.p.69C.; “θεία ἀρετὴ ἐπὶ ἀνθρωπίνην CA 20p.463M.
b. to be borne upon, employ as a vehicle or medium, Plot.4.5.6 ; “τῇ οὐσίᾳDam.Pr.89, cf.5.
c. hover over, brood over, play about, Plot.2.2.3, 2.5.5,4.3.7.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 6.20.16
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.1.49
    • Homer, Iliad, 17.449
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 15
    • Lucian, De saltatione, 27
    • Lucian, Prometheus es in verbis, 6
    • Arrian, Tactica, 17.1
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