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κνάπτω (v. sub fin.),
A.card or comb wool, dress or full cloth (either with teasel or comb), “ἱμάτιαDsc.4.159; “παρ᾽ ἐμοὶ πόκος οὐ κνάπτεταιXenocr. ap. D.L.4.10.
2. of torture, “ἐπ᾽ ἀσπαλάθων κνάπτοντεςPl.R.616a (cf. “κνάφος11): generally, mangle, tear, “μάστιγιCratin. 275:—Pass., δίνᾳ κναπτόμενοι, of bodies mangled against rocks, A.Pers.576 (lyr.); ἐκνάπτετ᾽ αἰέν, of Hector's body, S.Aj.1031, cf. Philostr.VA6.40.
3. κ. γλῶσσαν, = συνέχειν ἐντὸς τῶν ὀδόντων, Com.Adesp.1313 (= Trag.Adesp.224). (Acc.Sch.Ar.Pl.166, κνάπτω, κναφεύς, etc., were old Att., γνάπτω, γναφεύς, etc., later Att., confirmed by Inscrr.: forms in γν- are found in Ionic, Papyri, and later Gr., e.g. Dsc. l.c.; κνάμπτ- Pl.l.c. (as v.l.), Philostr.l.c.: cf. Welsh cnaif 'fleece', Engl. nap (on cloth), Lett. knābt 'pick', 'peck'.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 576
    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 166
    • Plato, Republic, 616a
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1031
    • Diogenes Laertius, Vitae philosophorum, 4.10
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 6.40
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