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προσ-πταίω , Ep. ποτιπταίω Q.S.7.81:—
A.hurt by striking against a thing, injure, “τὸ γόνυHdt.6.134; “τὸν πόδαPlu. Ages.3: abs., bump oneself, Pl.R.604c; hurt one's foot, X.HG3.3.3; stumble, Ar.Pl.121; “πρὸς τὸν οὐδόνPlu.TG17; “ἐν τῇ ὁδῷThphr.Char. 15.8; “πόδεσσιQ.S. l.c.
2. c. dat. objecti, stumble upon, strike against, “τισὶν ὥσπερ προβόλοιςD.10.63; “τῷ νόμῳPorph.Chr.30.
II. metaph., suffer check or disaster, opp. εὐτυχέω, Hdt.3.40; of shipwreck, “π. περὶ τὸν ἌθωνId.7.22; esp. fail in war, suffer defeat, “ναυμαχίῃId.9.107; “προσπταίσας μεγάλωςId.1.16, cf. 2.161, 5.62; πρὸς Τεγεήτας lost battles against them, Id.1.65; “τῷ πεζῷ π. πρὸς τοὺς ΒρύγουςId.6.45.
III. c. dat., offend, clash with, “τῷ δήμῳPlu.Per.32, cf. Cat.Mi.30.
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