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προσπίτνω , poet. for προσπίπτω (v. πίτνω),
A.fall upon a person's neck, embrace, “τοῖς φιλτάτοιςE.El.576; “νεκρῷId.Med.1205; “ἀμφὶ γενειάδαId.HF1208 (lyr.).
2. come in, come upon the scene, Id.Ph. 1429.
III. fall down to or before, supplicate, abs., “αἰτοῦ δὲ προσπίτνουσαS.El.453: c. dat., “προσπίτνομέν σοιId.OC1754 (anap.): more freq. c. acc., A. Pers.152 (anap.), E.Ph.924, Andr.537 (anap.), Tr.762; “ἐμὸν γόνυId.Supp.10; “μνῆμαId.Hel.64; “προσπίτνω σε γόνασιS.Ph.485; γονυπετεῖς ἕδρας π. τινά fall before one in kneeling posture, E.Ph.293 (lyr.): c. inf., π. σε μὴ θανεῖν I beseech thee that I may not die, Id.El. 221.
IV. fall upon, attack, τινα Id.Ba.1115.
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