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περιτέμνω , Ep. and Ion. περιτειχ-τάμνω ,
A.cut or clip round about, οἴνας περιταμνέμεν prune them, Hes.Op.570; [“τὴν κεφαλὴν] π. κύκλῳ περὶ τὰ ὦταHdt.4.64; of a goldsmith, CPR22.6 (ii A. D.) :—Med., βραχίονας περιτάμνονται make incisions all over their arms, Hdt.4.71 :—Pass., to be cut up, of fish, Arist.Mir.835a19.
3. cut off the extremities, “τὰ ὦτα καὶ τὴν ῥῖναHdt.2.162; “τοὺς μαστούςD.C.62.7; “τὰ περιττάLuc. Anach.20 :—Pass., περιτάμνεσθαι γῆν to be curtailed of certain land, Hdt.4.159; “πᾶσαν . . περιτεμνόμενον σοφίανE.Fr.473 (anap.).
II. cut off and hem in all round :—Med., βοῦς περιταμνόμενον cutting off cattle for oneself, 'lifling' cattle, Od.11.402,24.112 :—Pass., to be cut off, “ἅρματα π. ὑπὸ τῶν ἱππέωνX.Cyr.5.4.8.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.162
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.159
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.64
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.104
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.36
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.71
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 570
    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.402
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    • Old Testament, Genesis, 17.10
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 34.24
    • Old Testament, Joshua, 5.2
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 5.4.8
    • Lucian, Anacharsis, 20
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 1.28
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 3.32
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 79.11
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